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 251-275 of 499 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W144987 10-in. 11/18/1927 Waiting for the rainbow Lewis James ; The Knickerbockers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W145035 10-in. 10/27/1927 If I'd only believed in you Mary Flood Gates Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W145896 10-in. 3/31/1928 In my bouquet of memories Ben Selvin and his Orchestra ; James Melton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 145899 10-in. 4/3/1928 In my bouquet of memories Lou Gold Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W146630 10-in. 7/13/1928 My Hawaiian song of love Eddy's Hawaiian Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 146838 10-in. 8/14/1928 Revenge Henry Therrein Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 146863 10-in. 8/22/1928 Revenge Bar Harbor Society Orchestra [Selvin's Orchestra] ; John Lawrence Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W146891 10-in. 8/24/1928 Revenge Don Roberts Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer  
Columbia W146902 10-in. 8/27/1928 Revenge Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 147883 10-in. 1/23/1929 There is a happy land (Far, far, away) The Harmonians [Selvin's Orchestra] ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W148452 10-in. 4/18/1929 This is heaven Charles W. Hamp Male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W148531 10-in. 5/14/1929 Birmingham Bertha Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W148532 10-in. 5/14/1929 Am I blue? Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W148552 10-in. 5/16/1929 This is heaven Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W148560 10-in. 5/26/1929 I'm the medicine man for the blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W148561 10-in. 5/26/1929 Wouldn't it be wonderful? Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W148567 10-in. 5/30/1929 New Orleans Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W148576 10-in. 6/4/1929 Samoa Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Columbia 148607 10-in. 5/21/1929 Birmingham Bertha George Kay ; Original Indiana Five ; Tom Morton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with jazz/dance quintet and male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 148630 10-in. 5/27/1929 Am I blue? Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers] ; Marvin Young [Irving Kaufman] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 148631 10-in. 5/27/1929 Wishing and waiting for love Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers] ; Marvin Young [Irving Kaufman] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia [W]148647 10-in. 5/31/1929 Am I blue? Annette Hanshaw ; The New Englanders Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 148651 10-in. 6/3/1929 Let me have my dreams Bar Harbor Society Orchestra [Selvin's Orchestra] ; Arthur Seelig Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 148653 10-in. 6/4/1929 This is heaven Jim Andrews ; Ted Bartell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 148682 10-in. 6/11/1929 I'm the medicine man for the blues Jerome Conrad Orchestra ; Marvin Young [Irving Kaufman] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 251-275 of 499 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Akst, Harry," accessed February 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

Akst, Harry. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

"Akst, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 February 2023.

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

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