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 301-325 of 499 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh S-7904 10-in. May 1921 Cherie Palace Trio ; Rudy Wiedoeft Instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh o-8209 10-in. ca. Oct. 1921 I've got the joys Green Brothers' Novelty Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70093 10-in. Aug. 1921 I've got the joys Tampa Blue Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70150 10-in. Sept. 1921 Home again blues Palmetto Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied songwriter  
OKeh S-70366 10-in. Dec. 1921 Granny (You're my mammy's mammy) Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70473 10-in. Feb. 1922 Granny (You're my mammy's mammy) Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70818 10-in. Aug. 1922 Away down South Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-70924 10-in. Oct. 1922 Hello! Hello! Hello! Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-71167 10-in. Jan. 1923 Dearest (You're the nearest to my heart) Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-71354 10-in. March 1923 Come on home Rega Orchestra ; Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-71369 10-in. March 1923 Come on home Blue Diamond Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-71439 10-in. Apr. 1923 Dearest (You're the nearest to my heart) Sam Cook ; Justin Ring Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
OKeh S-71577 10-in. May 1923 Stella Billy Jones ; Rega Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh S-71622 10-in. June 1923 First, last and always Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-71699 10-in. July 1923 Wet yo' thumb Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-71792 10-in. Aug. 1923 Sweet Henry (The pride of Tennessee) Elsie Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-72169 10-in. Dec. 1923 I'm somebody nobody loves Lanin's Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-72308 10-in. 2/1/1924 A smile will go a long, long way Lanin's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-72400 10-in. Mar. 1924 A smile will go a long, long way Bruce Wallace Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-73384 10-in. 5/30/1925 Steppin' in society Melody Sheiks Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 73730 10-in. Oct. 1925 If love were all Bruce Wallace Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
OKeh 73894 10-in. Jan. 1926 Dinah Clarence Williams’ Stompers Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 74225 10-in. 7/13/1926 Baby face Theo Alban ; Melody Sheiks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh 74415 10-in. 11/10/1926 My baby knows how Sam Lanin ; Melody Sheiks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh 74433 10-in. Dec. 1926 Lonely eyes Justin Ring ; Yellow Jackets Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble composer  
(Results 301-325 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691

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