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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 76-100 of 260 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-43689 10-in. 5/1/1928 Alexander's ragtime band All Star Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-45184 10-in. 5/29/1928 Just like a melody out of the sky Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-45185 10-in. 5/29/1928 Old pals are the best pals after all Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor BVE-45186 10-in. 5/29/1928 I can't do without you Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-45296 10-in. 6/26/1928 Memories Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-45297 10-in. 6/26/1928 Jeannine, I dream of lilac time Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-45298 10-in. 6/26/1928 Memories of France Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-45562 10-in. 6/6/1928 St. Louis blues Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-45563 10-in. 6/6/1928 Then came the dawn Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-45682 10-in. 7/5/1928 My sorority sweetheart Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-46168 10-in. 8/29/1928 Promotion for Lilac time Fred Erdman Talk, with male vocal solo and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-48134 10-in. 11/7/1928 Sonny boy Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-48135 10-in. 11/7/1928 She's funny that way Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-48445 10-in. 12/10/1928 The dream girl of Pi K. A. Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-48446 10-in. 12/10/1928 My sorority sweetheart Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with whistling and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-48447 10-in. 12/10/1928 Carolina moon Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with saxophone and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49152 10-in. 11/27/1928 I'm crazy over you Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49203 10-in. 11/23/1928 I can't give you anything but love Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49208 10-in. 11/27/1928 I wonder if you miss me tonight Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49221 10-in. 12/3/1928 Sentimental baby Park Central Orchestra ; Ben Pollack Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49646 10-in. 1/15/1929 Weary river Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49647 10-in. 1/15/1929 On Riverside Drive Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49648 10-in. 1/15/1929 The song I love Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49988 10-in. 2/23/1929 That's what I call heaven Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49989 10-in. 2/23/1929 Wedding bells (Are breaking up that old gang of mine) Gene Austin ; Dick Robertson ; Ed Smalle Male vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 76-100 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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