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 351-375 of 499 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Brunswick||2918||10-in.||approximately Oct. 1919||Nobody knows||Harry Akst ; Rudy Wiedoeft||Saxophone solo, with 2 pianos||instrumentalist, piano|
|Brunswick||6135||10-in.||approximately July 1921||I've got the joys||Carl Fenton’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||7168||10-in.||approximately Jan. 1922||Granny||Ernest Hare||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||8744||10-in.||approximately Sept. 1922||Do I?||Benny Krueger’s Orchestra ; Brox Sisters||Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||9042||10-in.||approximately Oct. 1922||Come on home||Benny Krueger’s Orchestra ; Brox Sisters||Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||[10180a]||3/26/1923||Dearest (You’re the nearest to my heart)||Marion Harris||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||2911-2912||10-in.||approximately Oct. 1919||Lewellyn||Rudy Wiedoeft||Saxophone solo, with 2 pianos||instrumentalist, piano|
|Brunswick||2913-2914||10-in.||approximately Oct. 1919||Erica||Rudy Wiedoeft||Saxophone solo, with 2 pianos||instrumentalist, piano|
|Brunswick||3978-3980||10-in.||approximately July 1920||Lone star||Wiedoeft-Wadsworth Quartet||Instrumental quartet||instrumentalist, piano|
|Brunswick||3981-3983||10-in.||approximately July 1920||Tell me, little Gypsy||Wiedoeft-Wadsworth Quartet||Instrumental quartet||instrumentalist, piano|
|Brunswick||4543-4544||10-in.||approximately Nov. 1920||Home again blues||Gene Rodemich’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||7154-7156||10-in.||approximately Jan. 1922||Granny||Benny Krueger’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||8477-8479||10-in.||approximately July 1922||Away down South||Benny Krueger’s Orchestra ; Brox Sisters||Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||8533-8535||10-in.||approximately July 1922||Away down South||Isham Jones Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||9764-9766||10-in.||approximately Jan. 1923||Dearest||Isham Jones Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||9933-9936||10-in.||2/16/1923||Wet yo’ thumb||Benny Krueger’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||10014-10017||10-in.||2/28/1923||Runnin’ wild||Marion Harris||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Brunswick||10018-10021||10-in.||2/28/1923||You’ve got to see mamma ev’ry night||Marion Harris||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Brunswick||10062-10065||10-in.||3/6/1923||You know you belong to somebody else||Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||instrumentalist, piano|
|Brunswick||10224-10226||10-in.||3/30/1923||Dearest||Marion Harris||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||10724-10726||10-in.||5/23/1923||Stella||Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Brunswick||10768-10770||10-in.||5/29/1923||First, last and always||Benny Krueger’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||11071-11073||10-in.||7/10/1923||South Sea eyes||Oriole Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E27417||10-in.||4/25/1928||In my bouquet of memories||Frank Munn||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E28093||10-in.||8/15/1928||Revenge||Scrappy Lambert||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Akst, Harry," accessed February 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.
Akst, Harry. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.
"Akst, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 February 2023.
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