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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 24, 1900 (Gainesville), Died January 24, 1972 (Palm Springs)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, songwriter, lyricist, composer, piano, vocalist

Notes: Used the pseudonym Bill Collins.

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Recordings (Results 151-175 of 264 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-77977 10-in. 9/21/1933 Nobody's sweetheart now Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77978 10-in. 9/21/1933 I had a good gal Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Victor BS-77979 10-in. 9/21/1933 New Orleans Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77980 10-in. 9/21/1933 My blue heaven Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-79236 10-in. 6/6/1934 All I do is dream of you Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBS-79341 10-in. 9/6/1934 Blue Sky Avenue Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBS-79342 10-in. 9/6/1934 When the roll is called by the fireside Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-82308 10-in. 4/12/1934 Ridin' around in the rain Frances Hunt ; Vincent Lopez ; St. Regis Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-82511 10-in. 5/10/1934 Ridin' around in the rain Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-Test-033993 16-in. 3/6/1939 Sweet Sue Gene Austin ; Fats Waller Male vocal solo and electric organ, with guitar and string bass vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-Test-033994 16-in. 3/6/1939 I can't give you anything but love Gene Austin ; Fats Waller Male vocal solo and electric organ, with guitar and string bass vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-041284 10-in. 8/23/1939 How come you do me, like you do? Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin songwriter  
Victor BS-041976 10-in. 9/6/1939 When my sugar walks down the street Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-051561 10-in. 6/25/1940 How come you do me like you do? Dinah Shore ; Paul Wetstein Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-070342 10-in. 10/30/1941 Take your shoes off, baby (And start runnin' through my mind) Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Hot Lips Page Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor D6VB-2557 10-in. 7/31/1946 How come you do me like you do Lil Green ; Lil Green Orchestra Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D9VB-2518 10-in. 11/15/1949 The lonesome road Four Tunes Male vocal quartet, with instrumental quartet lyricist  
Victor BS-Test-1066 10-in. 9/21/1933 Daddy, won't you please come home Candy Candido Male soprano, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-Test-1349 10-in. 4/26/1934 Ridin' around in the rain Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor PBS-Test-1356 10-in. 5/9/1934 The tiny little finger on your hand Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1924-06-19-07] 10-in. 6/19/1924 How come you do me like you do Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Victor [Trial 1924-08-11-04] 10-in. 8/11/1924 Charleston Charley Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1924-08-11-05] 10-in. 8/11/1924 Rail and blues Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1925-02-25-01] 10-in. 2/25/1925 How come you do me like you do? Dorothy Bergere Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia 81831 10-in. 6/18/1924 How come you do me like you do? Alabama Joe ; Edith Wilson Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar songwriter  
(Results 151-175 of 264 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Austin, Gene," accessed May 24, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104682.

Austin, Gene. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 24, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104682.

"Austin, Gene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 24 May 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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