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 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  
(Results 351-375 of 499 records)

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691

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