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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 26-50 of 260 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-34170 10-in. 12/21/1925 How I love her and she loves me is nobody's business Gene Austin ; Dave Franklin Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-34171 10-in. 12/21/1925 Sweet child (I'm wild about you) Gene Austin ; Dave Franklin Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-34506 10-in. 1/28/1926 Behind the clouds (There's crowds and crowds of sunbeams) Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-34507 10-in. 1/28/1926 Tamiami Trail Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-35353 10-in. 4/29/1926 Ya gotta know how to love Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-35354 10-in. 4/29/1926 Bye bye blackbird Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-35485 10-in. 6/11/1926 But I do, you know I do Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-35486 10-in. 6/11/1926 Here I am Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-35487 10-in. 6/11/1926 Tamiami Trail Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-36042 10-in. 8/12/1926 For my sweetheart Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-36043 10-in. 8/12/1926 Me too Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-36076 10-in. 8/30/1926 What does my honeydew do? Evelyn Preer Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-36923 10-in. 11/11/1926 Some day Gene Austin ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-36989 10-in. 12/1/1926 To-night you belong to me Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-36990 10-in. 12/1/1926 It made you happy when you made me cry Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-36994 10-in. 12/3/1926 Everything's made for love Gene Austin ; Art Fowler Male vocal solo, with ukulele and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-36995 10-in. 12/3/1926 I've got the girl! Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-37500 10-in. 12/31/1926 Thinking of you (I've grown so lonesome) Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-37501 10-in. 12/31/1926 Sunday Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38171 10-in. 3/15/1927 Ain't she sweet? Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38172 10-in. 3/15/1927 Forgive me Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38174 10-in. 3/16/1927 Someday sweetheart Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38175 10-in. 3/16/1927 What do I care what somebody said Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38178 10-in. 3/17/1927 Muddy water Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38182 10-in. 3/17/1927 Nesting time Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 26-50 of 260 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Austin, Gene," accessed January 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104682.

Austin, Gene. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104682.

"Austin, Gene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 January 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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