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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 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  
(Results 176-200 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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