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|
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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