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 176-200 of 260 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||W143085||10-in.||11/5/1926||How come you do me like you do?||Birmingham Quartet||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||songwriter|
|Columbia||W144589||10-in.||8/29/1927||When the moon shines down upon the mountain||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W145607||10-in.||2/4/1928||The lonesome road||Tommy Weir||Male vocal solo, with violin, alto saxophone, and piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||W145724||10-in.||3/3/1928||Hush-a-bye baby||Dorothea Ponce ; Ethel Ponce||Female vocal duet, with violin and piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||W145771||10-in.||3/16/1928||Hush-a-bye baby||Knickerbocker Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||W145854||10-in.||3/29/1928||The voice of the Southland (Keeps callin' me home)||Playboys ; Thelma Terry||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Columbia||W145912||10-in.||3/24/1928||The voice of the Southland||Ed Lowry||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||W146270||10-in.||4/20/1928||The voice of the Southland (Keeps callin' me home)||Seger Ellis||Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet||songwriter|
|Columbia||W146416||10-in.||6/7/1928||Old pals are the best pals after all||Goodrich Silvertown Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||W146555||10-in.||6/19/1928||Old pals are the best pals after all||Joe Davis||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||W149758||10-in.||1/10/1930||The lonesome road||Dixie Four ; Ted Lewis and his Band||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet and male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W152609||10-in.||5/11/1934||Ridin' around in the rain||Biltmore Trio ; Earl Burtnett ; Drake Hotel Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||songwriter|
|OKeh||8720||10-in.||8/28/1924||How come you do me like you do?||Jack Linx ; Society Serenaders||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-72420||10-in.||Apr. 1924||How come you do me like you do||Marjorie Royce||Female vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-72571||10-in.||May 1924||I'm going where the climate fits my clothes||Barton James||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-73094||10-in.||Jan. 1925||When my sugar walks down the street (All the little birdies go, "Tweet, tweet, tweet")||Johnny De Droit ; New Orleans Jazz Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||W400139||10-in.||3/12/1928||Hush-a-bye baby||William Dutton ; Justin Ring Trio||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||lyricist|
|OKeh||W402524||10-in.||7/10/1929||The lonesome road||Keith Pooser ; Merritt Smith||Male vocal duet, with guitar||lyricist|
|OKeh||W402634||10-in.||6/13/1929||Old pals are the best pals after all||Valentín Martínez||Male vocal solo, with guitar||composer|
|OKeh||W402752||10-in.||6/27/1929||The lonesome road||Jack and Bill||Male vocal duet, with piano||lyricist|
|OKeh||W403285||10-in.||11/20/1929||Please come back to me||Lew Bray||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|OKeh||W405064||10-in.||11/6/1931||The lonesome road||Louis Armstrong Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, male vocal ensemble, and talk||lyricist|
|Brunswick||[13855a]||9/26/1924||Charleston Charlie||Marion Harris||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Brunswick||12757-12759||10-in.||3/28/1924||How come you do me like you do?||Marion Harris ; Phil Ohman||Female vocal solo, with orchestra and piano solo||songwriter|
|Brunswick||12932-12934||10-in.||4/19/1924||A thousand miles from here||Carl Fenton’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||songwriter|
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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