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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 126-150 of 260 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-62216 10-in. 5/2/1930 Absence makes the heart grow fonder for somebody else Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-62259 10-in. 6/3/1930 How come you do me, like you do? Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-62271 10-in. 6/9/1930 Rollin' down the river Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-62347 10-in. 7/15/1930 I didn't have the heart to break your heart Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-62348 10-in. 7/15/1930 When they changed my name to a number Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-62349 10-in. 7/15/1930 For sweethearts only Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-63130 10-in. 9/5/1930 Alabama lullaby Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-63131 10-in. 9/5/1930 A vision of Virginia Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-63622 10-in. 9/4/1930 If I could be with you (one hour tonight) Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-63623 10-in. 9/4/1930 This side of paradise Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-64861 10-in. 2/5/1931 And then your lips met mine Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-64862 10-in. 2/5/1931 When your lover has gone Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-64863 10-in. 2/5/1931 Please don't talk about me (When I'm gone) Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-67740 10-in. 12/29/1930 You're driving me crazy! (What did I do?) Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-67741 10-in. 12/29/1930 Crying myself to sleep! Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-67744 10-in. 12/30/1930 You're the one I care for Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-67745 10-in. 12/30/1930 He's not worth your tears Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-69926 10-in. 6/11/1931 Dr. Cheer Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo and talk, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BRC-69928 10-in. 6/11/1931 I'm thru with love Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-69929 10-in. 6/11/1931 Without that gal! Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-70171 10-in. 8/18/1931 My success Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Elmer Feldkamp Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BRC-70175 10-in. 8/19/1931 Mood indigo Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-70176 10-in. 8/19/1931 Star dust Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-70222 10-in. 9/9/1931 Love letters in the sand Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-70223 10-in. 9/9/1931 Blue Kentucky moon Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 126-150 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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