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 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  
(Results 326-350 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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