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|
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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