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Gene Austin

Gene Austin (June 24, 1900 – January 24, 1972) was an American singer and songwriter, one of the first "crooners". His recording of "My Blue Heaven" sold over five million copies and was the largest selling record of all time. His 1920s compositions "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street" and "The Lonesome Road" became pop and jazz standards.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 24th, 1900 (Gainesville), Died January 24th, 1972 (Palm Springs)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, songwriter, lyricist, composer, piano, vocalist

Notes: Used the pseudonym Bill Collins.

Recordings (Results 251-260 of 260 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca DLA 546 10-in. 8/9/1936 I cried for you Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 547 10-in. 8/9/1936 If I had my way Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 548 10-in. 8/9/1936 When I'm with you Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 549 10-in. 8/9/1936 Until today Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 1058 10-in. 11/13/1937 The thrill of a lifetime Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 1059 10-in. 11/13/1937 Marie Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 1096 10-in. 11/18/1937 Dear old Southland Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 1097 10-in. 11/18/1937 China boy Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 1128 10-in. 12/21/1937 Down where the trade winds blow Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca DLA 1129 10-in. 12/21/1937 Paradise isle Gene Austin vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 251-260 of 260 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Austin, Gene," accessed January 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104682.

Austin, Gene. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104682.

"Austin, Gene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 January 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104682

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