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 426-450 of 499 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C3845 10-in. 7/11/1929 Am I blue? Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Brunswick C3942 10-in. 7/25/1929 Birmingham Bertha Walter Barnes ; Royal Creolians Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick C3975 10-in. 7/31/1929 I’m the medicine man for the blues Oriole Orchestra ; Dan A. Russo Jazz/dance band, with vocal composer  
Brunswick C4019 10-in. 8/9/1929 Wouldn’t it be wonderful? Oriole Orchestra ; Dan A. Russo Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick C8157 10-in. 10/6/1931 Dinah Lee Sims Piano solo composer  
Brunswick C697-C700 10-in. Feb. 1927 Sad 'n' blue Jules Herbuveaux ; Palmer House Victorians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick C1173-C1175 10-in. 10/4/1927 Home again blues Louis Panico Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick LTR317 10-in. 7/13/1930 One little drink First National Orchestra and Singers Radio transcription disc : Orchestra composer  
Brunswick LAE510 10-in. 5/22/1929 This is heaven Earl Burtnett Biltmore Trio Male vocal trio, with jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick LAE533 10-in. 6/15/1929 Am I blue (Estoy triste) Tom Gerunovich Roof Garden Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick LAE534 10-in. 6/15/1929 Let me have my dreams (Dejame tener mis sueños) Tom Gerunovich Roof Garden Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick LAE802 10-in. 5/22/1930 One little drink Noah Beery ; Louis Silvers Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 773W-774W 10-in. 5/2/1925 The flapper wife Night Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick 775W-776W 10-in. 5/2/1925 Ah-ha! Night Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E777W-E778W 10-in. 5/2/1925 Ah-ha! Night Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E779W-E780W 10-in. 5/2/1925 The flapper wife Night Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 196-a] 10-in. 10/5/1928 In my bouquet of memories Melville Gideon Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7253 10-in. 3/31/1920 Bow-wow Wiedoeft-Wadsworth Quartet Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 7254 10-in. 3/31/1920 My Sahara Rose medley Wiedoeft-Wadsworth Quartet Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 7476 10-in. 8/4/1920 The crocodile Imperial Marimba Band Marimba band composer  
Edison 7671 10-in. 12/9/1920 Home again blues Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8309 10-in. 12/6/1921 Granny (You're my mammy's mammy) Homestead Trio Female vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Edison 8610 10-in. 9/28/1922 Do I love her Harry Raderman's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8871 10-in. 3/6/1923 Dearest (You're the nearest to my heart) Broadway Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8971 10-in. 5/10/1923 Stella Atlantic Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
(Results 426-450 of 499 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Akst, Harry," accessed February 9, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

Akst, Harry. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 9, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

"Akst, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 9 February 2023.

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

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