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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 326-350 of 499 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|OKeh||W80200||10-in.||11/5/1926||I love the moonlight||Markel's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W80228||10-in.||11/30/1926||My baby knows how||Seger Ellis||Male vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|OKeh||W80283||10-in.||1/4/1927||My little bunch of happiness||Bar Harbor Society Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W80411||10-in.||2/10/1927||Sad 'n' blue||Lou Gold's Society Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||composer|
|OKeh||W80478||10-in.||2/23/1927||Shanghai dream man||Irwin Abrams Hotel Manger Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and banjo solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||W80934||10-in.||5/24/1927||She's got "it"!||Lanin’s Famous Players||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||songwriter|
|OKeh||W80942||10-in.||5/31/1927||She's got "it"!||Frances King||Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano||songwriter|
|OKeh||W81012||10-in.||6/14/1927||Gorgeous||Lanin’s Famous Players||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||W81153||10-in.||7/8/1927||It's a million to one you're in love||Irwin Abrams Hotel Manger Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||W81427||10-in.||9/9/1927||Gorgeous||Beth Challis||Female vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|OKeh||W81460||10-in.||9/20/1927||Are you thinking of me to-night?||Seger Ellis ; Justin Ring Trio||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||composer|
|OKeh||W400178||10-in.||3/28/1928||Dinah||Joe Venuti's Blue Four||Jazz/dance quartet||composer|
|OKeh||W400574||10-in.||4/9/1928||I still remember—do you?||Esther White||Female vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|OKeh||W400623||10-in.||4/18/1928||In my bouquet of memories||Lanin’s Famous Players||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W401128||10-in.||9/19/1928||Revenge||Seger Ellis ; Justin Ring Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W401898||10-in.||5/17/1929||This is heaven||Lanin’s Famous Players||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W402465||10-in.||6/19/1929||Am I blue?||Dorsey Brothers Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W402529||10-in.||7/12/1929||Birmingham Bertha||Little Molers ; Miff Mole||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|OKeh||W402880||10-in.||8/23/1929||Am I blue?||Smith Ballew ; Roy Smeck’s Trio||Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W403048||10-in.||10/10/1929||Wouldn't it be wonderful?||Ed Kirkeby Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio||composer|
|OKeh||W403967||10-in.||4/22/1930||Nobody cares if I'm blue||Ed Kirkeby Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal||composer|
|OKeh||W404001||10-in.||5/4/1930||Dinah||Louis Armstrong Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||[OK cat 4123-A]||10-in.||approximately Apr. 1920||The crocodile||Joseph M. Knecht ; Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|OKeh||[OK cat 4870-A]||10-in.||approximately May 1923||South Sea eyes||Billy Jones||Male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Brunswick||2899||10-in.||approximately Oct. 1919||The lonesome road||Harry Akst ; Rudy Wiedoeft||Saxophone solo, with piano||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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