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 276-300 of 499 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||148683||10-in.||6/11/1929||Wouldn't it be wonderful?||Jerome Conrad Orchestra ; Marvin Young [Irving Kaufman]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W148693||10-in.||6/12/1929||Wishing and waiting for love||Fred Rich Orchestra ; The Rollickers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||composer|
|Columbia||W148788||10-in.||7/5/1929||Am I blue?||Ben Selvin and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||[W]149118||10-in.||10/8/1929||Am I blue?||Franklyn Ferris||Organ solo||composer|
|Columbia||W149132||10-in.||10/11/1929||My strongest weakness is you||Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W149696||10-in.||12/6/1929||The sacred flame||James Melton||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||W149911||10-in.||1/24/1930||Dinah||Four Dusty Travelers ; Ted Lewis and his Band||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet and male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||[W]150507||10-in.||4/29/1930||Nobody cares if I'm blue||Frank Auburn and his Orchestra [Lloyd Keating and his Music] ; Robert Wood||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W150624||10-in.||7/7/1930||Nobody cares if I'm blue||Blue Grass Boys ; Lee Morse||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||[W]150652||10-in.||7/21/1930||Nobody cares if I'm blue||Gay Ellis||Female vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W151260||10-in.||2/2/1931||Dinah||The Red Devils||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||W151715||10-in.||8/10/1931||I can't get Mississippi off my mind||Paul Tremaine Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W151742||10-in.||8/21/1931||Guilty||Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Columbia||W151761||10-in.||9/1/1931||Guilty||Ruth Etting||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||W152316||10-in.||11/2/1932||What a perfect combination||Eddie Cantor||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||W152385||10-in.||3/3/1933||Was my face red||Phil Harris Cocoanut Grove Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W351060||10-in.||7/3/1931||It's a long time between kisses||Phil Hughes and his High Hatters [Selvin's Orchestra]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W351082||10-in.||7/28/1931||I can't get Mississippi off my mind||Selvin’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W351100||10-in.||9/9/1931||Guilty||Selvin’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-7195||10-in.||ca. Jan. 1920||So this is Paris||Joe Thomas Sax-o-tette||Saxophone sextet||composer|
|OKeh||S-7672||10-in.||Nov. 1920||Home again blues||Joseph Samuels Jazz Band||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|OKeh||S-7673||10-in.||Nov. 1920||In Madagascar land||Palace Trio ; Rudy Wiedoeft||Instrumental trio||instrumentalist, piano|
|OKeh||S-7674||10-in.||Nov. 1920||The St. Louis blues||Palace Trio ; Rudy Wiedoeft||Instrumental trio||instrumentalist, piano|
|OKeh||S-7839||10-in.||Mar. 1921||I like it||Peppino ; Mario Perry||Accordion duet||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-7903||10-in.||May 1921||Paper doll||Palace Trio ; Rudy Wiedoeft||Instrumental trio||instrumentalist, piano|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Akst, Harry," accessed January 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.
Akst, Harry. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.
"Akst, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 January 2023.
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