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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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 201-225 of 264 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Brunswick 13698-13700 10-in. 8/7/1924 Wanted “Someone to Love” Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick 13875-13877 10-in. 10/3/1924 Charleston Charlie Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick 14607-14611 10-in. 1/8/1925 When my sugar walks down the street Radio Franks Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick XCL32146 12-in. Mar. 1930 National Refining Company, program L, pt. 3 Ace Brigode White Rose Gasoline Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E34110 10-in. 8/27/1930 How come you do me like you do? Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E35735 10-in. 12/10/1930 How come you do me like you do? Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E24251-E24253 10-in. 8/16/1927 How come you do me like you do The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance quintet composer  
Brunswick E25321-E25322 10-in. 11/28/1927 When the moon shines down upon the mountain Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E30977-E30978 10-in. Sept. 1929 Please come back to me Regent Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick C1400-C1401 10-in. 12/20/1927 The voice of the Southland Freddie Rose Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick Ch371-Ch374; Ch380-Ch381 10-in. 1/19/1925 How come you do me like you do? Gene Rodemich’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick TMP31 10-in. approximately Mar. 1929 When my sugar walks down the street Marigold Entertainers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick 257W-259W 10-in. 1/23/1925 How come you do me like you do? Tennessee Tooters Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick 410W-412W 10-in. 2/24/1925 Little rosewood casket Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick 422W-424W 10-in. 2/24/1925 The lightning express Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick 425W-427W 10-in. 2/24/1925 Rock all our babies to sleep Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick 428W-429W 10-in. 2/24/1925 Wild Bill Jones George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick 430W-431W 10-in. 2/24/1925 The letter edged in black George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick 1133W-1135W 10-in. 8/12/1925 I had a sweet mama Tennessee Tooters Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 9466 10-in. 4/15/1924 Tell me if you want somebody else ('Cause somebody else wants me) Nathan Glantz Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 9662 10-in. 8/5/1924 How come you do me like you do? Florence Brady Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 9708 10-in. 9/15/1924 Got the railroad blues (But I haven't got the railroad fare) Gene Austin ; Charles Bates Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
(Results 201-225 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.

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

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