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 1963 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1949

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

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 499 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 143267 10-in. 1/6/1927 Oh how she could play a ukulele Night Club Orchestra ; Tom Stacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W143273 10-in. 1/9/1927 My little bunch of happiness Charles Kaley ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 143295 10-in. 1/12/1927 All I want is you WMCA Broadcasters Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W143395 10-in. 2/4/1927 Shanghai dream man Charles Kaley ; Paul Ash Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W143417 10-in. 2/19/1927 All I want is you Alan "Punch" Green Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W143444 10-in. 2/7/1927 Beedle um bo Johnny Marvin ; Paul Ash Orchestra ; Ed Smalle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet songwriter  
Columbia 143698 10-in. 3/21/1927 Beedle um bo Art Barnett ; Tommy Christian Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W144167 10-in. 5/20/1927 She's got "it"! Fred Rich Hotel Astor Orchestra ; Frank Harris Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W144192 10-in. 5/21/1927 It's a million to one you're in love Edith Clifford Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia 144224 10-in. 5/25/1927 She's got "it"! Arthur Fields ; University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W144229 10-in. 5/26/1927 Gorgeous Howard Lanin Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 144245 10-in. 5/31/1927 Gorgeous Harmony Brothers Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Columbia 144254 10-in. 6/3/1927 Gorgeous Frank Farrell ; Arthur Fields ; Greenwich Village Inn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 144292 10-in. 6/17/1927 It's a million to one you're in love Irving Kaufman ; WMCA Broadcasters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W144310 10-in. 6/9/1927 Gorgeous Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W144349 10-in. 6/18/1927 It's a million to one you're in love Charles Kaley Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W144351 10-in. 6/18/1927 Mamma wants to go bye-bye Bessie Coldiron Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W144373 10-in. 7/14/1927 No wonder I'm happy (My baby's in love with me) George H. Green Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 144438 10-in. 7/7/1927 No wonder I'm happy (My baby's in love with me) Tom and Jerry Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Columbia 144442 10-in. 7/8/1927 No wonder I'm happy (My baby's in love with me) Jimmy Kern ; Lou Gold Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W144534 10-in. 8/5/1927 Gorgeous Oscar Grogan Male vocal solo, with alto saxophone, guitar, and piano composer  
Columbia W144536 10-in. 8/8/1927 No wonder I'm happy (my baby's in love with me) Vaughn De Leath ; George H. Green Trio Instrumental trio, with female vocal solo composer  
Columbia W144803 10-in. 9/28/1927 Are you thinking of me to-night? Elliott Shaw Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 144880 10-in. 10/18/1927 Are you thinking of me to-night? Charles Hart Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W144939 10-in. 11/1/1927 Waiting for the rainbow Ed Lowry Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 226-250 of 499 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Akst, Harry," accessed November 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

Akst, Harry. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

"Akst, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 November 2022.

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