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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 101-125 of 260 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-50936 10-in. 3/13/1929 A garden in the rain Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-50937 10-in. 3/13/1929 Dream mother Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-51602 10-in. 4/3/1929 Why can't you? Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-51603 10-in. 4/3/1929 Little pal Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-51674 10-in. 5/1/1929 Peace of mind Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-51675 10-in. 5/1/1929 The one in the world Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-51927 10-in. 4/26/1929 The lonesome road Willard Robison ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-53044 10-in. 4/21/1931 Now you're in my arms Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-53045 10-in. 4/21/1931 If you should ever need me Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-53046 10-in. 4/21/1931 You don't know what you're doin' Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with clarinet, guitar, and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-53586 10-in. 6/26/1929 I've got a feeling I'm falling Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-53587 10-in. 6/26/1929 Maybe, who knows? Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-53968 10-in. 7/30/1929 Ain't misbehavin' Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-56137 10-in. 9/19/1929 Please come back to me Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor BVE-56138 10-in. 9/19/1929 How am I to know? Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-57118 10-in. 10/24/1929 All that I'm asking is sympathy Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-57119 10-in. 10/24/1929 Georgia pines Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-57170 10-in. 11/25/1929 My fate Is in your hands Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-58519 10-in. 1/24/1930 Let me sing and I'm happy Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-58520 10-in. 1/24/1930 To my mammy Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-58529 10-in. 1/28/1930 After you've gone Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-58530 10-in. 1/28/1930 St. James infirmary Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-59698 10-in. 4/15/1930 Under a Texas moon Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-59699 10-in. 4/15/1930 Nobody cares if I'm blue Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-62215 10-in. 5/2/1930 Telling it to the daisies Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 101-125 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.

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

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