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 August 15, 1894 (New York City), Died March 31, 1963 (Hollywood)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1949
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, piano, lyricist
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 500 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||composer, instrumentalist, piano|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Akst, Harry," accessed September 21, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.
Akst, Harry. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 21, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.
"Akst, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 21 September 2023.
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