Harry Akst

Harry Akst (August 15, 1894 – March 31, 1963) was an American songwriter, who started out his career as a pianist in vaudeville accompanying singers such as Nora Bayes, Frank Fay and Al Jolson.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1894 (New York City), Died Hollywood

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, piano, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 475 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-23275 10-in. 9/25/1919 Peggy Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-23276 10-in. 9/25/1919 Yellow dog blues Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-23325 10-in. 11/5/1919 My laddie Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-23814 10-in. 3/1/1920 The crocodile Wiedoeft-Wadsworth Quartet Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor B-23815 10-in. 3/1/1920 Lone star Wiedoeft-Wadsworth Quartet Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-24825 10-in. 1/28/1921 Home again blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-25006 10-in. 3/16/1921 Down around the 'Sip 'Sip 'Sippy shore Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-25176 10-in. 4/21/1921 Home again blues Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25339 10-in. 6/7/1921 My laddie boy Sophie Braslau Contralto vocal solo, with violin, cello, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-25370 10-in. 6/27/1921 Who'll dry your tears when you cry? William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25516 10-in. 8/16/1921 I've got the joys Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25672 10-in. 10/26/1921 Sweet cookie Ford T. Dabney ; Ford Dabney's Syncopated Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-25819 10-in. 11/25/1921 Granny, you're my mammy's mammy Clyde Doerr Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-25903 10-in. 12/16/1921 Granny (You're my mammy's mammy) Yvette Rugel Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26127 10-in. 2/17/1922 Oh! You beautiful baby Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26565 10-in. 6/21/1922 Away down South Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26874 10-in. 9/13/1922 Do I? Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-27262 10-in. 12/27/1922 Come on home Ross Gorman ; Isabelle Patricola ; Virginians Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27449 10-in. 2/2/1923 Dearest (You're the nearest to my heart) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor B-27673 10-in. 3/26/1923 Dearest (you're the nearest to my heart) George Price Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27820 10-in. 4/12/1923 Wet yo' thumb Zez Confrey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28015 10-in. 5/18/1923 Stella Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28633 10-in. 10/5/1923 First, last and always (I love you) Garber-Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-29070 10-in. 12/7/1923 That bran' new gal o' mine Garber-Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-29188 10-in. 1/8/1924 Sweet Henry (The pride of Tennessee) Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
(Results 1-25 of 475 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Akst, Harry," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

Akst, Harry. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

"Akst, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691

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