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 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  
(Results 276-300 of 499 records)

Citation

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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