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 376-400 of 499 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E29709 10-in. 4/18/1929 Dinah Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E29941 10-in. May 1929 This is heaven Colonial Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick E30296 10-in. 7/10/1929 Am I blue? Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E32770 10-in. 5/13/1930 Nobody cares if I’m blue Meyer Davis' Hotel Astor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E32836 10-in. May 1930 Nobody cares if I’m blue Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E35035 10-in. 10/27/1930 Home again blues Jungle Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E36921 10-in. 7/10/1931 I can’t get Mississippi off my mind Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E36946 10-in. 7/30/1931 I can’t get Mississippi off my mind The Travelers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E37172 10-in. 9/24/1931 Guilty Snooks Hotel Paramount Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E37176 10-in. 9/3/1931 There’s nothing too good for my baby Jack Berger Hotel Astor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E37210 10-in. 9/17/1931 Guilty Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E37467 10-in. 12/16/1931 Dinah Bing Crosby ; Mills Brothers Male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E2049-E2051 10-in. 1/6/1926 Dinah Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E2602-E2604 10-in. 3/9/1926 Everything’s gonna be all right Vanderbilt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E3384-E3386 10-in. 7/7/1926 Baby face Arthur Brown Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick E3462-E3464 10-in. 7/19/1926 Baby face Al Goering's Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E4098-E4099 10-in. 11/19/1926 If I’d only believed in you The Ambassadors [Brunswick Records] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Brunswick E6072-E6074 10-in. 6/15/1927 Gorgeous Peggy English Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick E17293-E17295 10-in. 12/30/1925 Dinah Harold Leonard ; Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E17429-E17431 10-in. 1/11/1926 Dinah Harold Leonard ; Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E17507-E17510 10-in. 1/18/1926 Dinah Harold Leonard ; Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E17930-E17931 10-in. 2/10/1926 Dinah Benny Krueger Saxophone solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E17960-E17962 10-in. 2/12/1926 Everything’s gonna be all right Orchestre Chez Fysher Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E18054-E18056 10-in. 2/23/1926 Everything’s gonna be all right Harry Archer Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E19710-E19712 10-in. 7/9/1926 Baby face Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
(Results 376-400 of 499 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Akst, Harry," accessed January 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

Akst, Harry. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

"Akst, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 January 2023.

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