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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 201-225 of 260 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 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 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  
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  
Edison 9727 10-in. 9/22/1924 Lonesome road blues Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Edison 9728 10-in. 9/22/1924 Blue Ridge blues Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 9729 10-in. 9/22/1924 Turkey in the straw Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 9730 10-in. 9/23/1924 Little brown jug Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 9731 10-in. 9/23/1924 You will never miss your mother until she is gone Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 9732 10-in. 9/23/1924 Arkansas traveler (Breakdown) Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 9735 10-in. 9/24/1924 Life's railway to heaven Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 9736 10-in. 9/24/1924 Susie Ann Blue Ridge Duo Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Edison 11479 10-in. 1/28/1927 How'd ya like to meet me in the moonlight? (Aw, come on, let's go) Jack Davis ; Harry Pollock Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison 11874 10-in. 9/7/1927 When the moon shines down upon the mountain Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar composer, lyricist  
Gramophone 0EA6390 10-in. 8/28/1938 Lonesome road Fats Waller Pipe organ solo lyricist  
(Results 201-225 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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