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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 51-75 of 260 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-38183 10-in. 3/18/1927 My idea of heaven (Is to be in love with you) Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38185 10-in. 3/18/1927 Song of the wanderer Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38774 10-in. 5/23/1927 C'est vous Jacques Renard Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38788 10-in. 5/26/1927 Yesterday Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38789 10-in. 5/26/1927 Cindy Bill Collins [i.e., Gene Austin] Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38790 10-in. 5/26/1927 One sweet letter from you Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-39177 10-in. 9/14/1927 My melancholy baby Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-39178 10-in. 9/14/1927 Are you happy? Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-39179 10-in. 9/14/1927 My blue heaven Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-39181 10-in. 9/15/1927 Nothin' Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-39183 10-in. 9/15/1927 Theres a cradle in Carolina Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-39184 10-in. 9/15/1927 The man I love Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-39188 10-in. 9/16/1927 The lonesome road Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist  
Victor BVE-39189 10-in. 9/16/1927 The sweetheart of Sigma Chi Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-39190 10-in. 9/16/1927 Are you thinking of me to-night? Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-40998 10-in. 12/2/1927 The voice of the Southland Eddie South's Alabamians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-41340 10-in. 12/6/1927 The voice of the Southland (Keeps callin' me home) Frankie Masters Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-42584 10-in. 4/2/1928 Ramona Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-42585 10-in. 4/2/1928 Girl of my dreams Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43506 10-in. 3/27/1928 Tomorrow Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43507 10-in. 3/27/1928 So tired Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43512 10-in. 3/28/1928 I wish I had died in my cradle (Before I grew up to love you) Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43521 10-in. 3/30/1928 The voice of the Southland (Keeps callin' me home) Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-43522 10-in. 3/30/1928 In my bouquet of memories Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43635 10-in. 4/16/1928 Without you, sweetheart Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 51-75 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.

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

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