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 26-50 of 499 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-29243 10-in. 1/4/1924 I'm somebody nobody loves Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-29293 10-in. 1/16/1924 A smile will go a long, long way Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-29494 10-in. 2/21/1924 A smile will go a long, long way Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-30918 10-in. 9/22/1924 Nobody loves you like I do Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano composer  
Victor B-31314 10-in. 11/12/1924 Nobody loves you like I do Meyer Davis ; Le Paradis Band ; W. Spencer Tupman Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-32724 10-in. 6/3/1925 Steppin' in society Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-33252 10-in. 9/4/1925 Dinah The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-34369 10-in. 1/28/1926 Dinah Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-34570 10-in. 2/26/1926 Dinah Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo composer  
Victor BVE-35031 10-in. 3/9/1926 Everything's gonna be all right Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-35059 10-in. 5/26/1926 Georgianna Charles J. Correll ; Freeman F. Gosden Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-35249 10-in. 3/29/1926 Georgianna Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor BVE-35558 10-in. 6/29/1926 Baby face Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-36343 10-in. 9/22/1926 Baby face Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-36404 10-in. 9/25/1926 There's a little white house Greta Woodson Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-36428 10-in. 9/28/1926 There's a little white house on a little green hill (Where the red, red roses grow) Jean Goldkette's Book-Cadillac Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-36576 10-in. 11/1/1926 My baby knows how Art Landry Orchestra 'Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-36591 10-in. 11/15/1926 Sweetie pie Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-36893 10-in. 11/1/1926 If I'd only believed in you Jane Green Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-37034 10-in. 11/30/1926 I love the moonlight Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-37146 10-in. 12/17/1926 Oh, how she could play a ukulele Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with violin and ukulele (takes 4-7); with ukulele (takes 1-3) composer  
Victor BVE-37215 10-in. 12/8/1926 My baby knows how Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-37278 10-in. 12/21/1926 Lonely eyes Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor BVE-37287 10-in. 12/22/1926 Bunch of happiness Paul Whiteman Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor BVE-37427 10-in. 1/24/1927 My little bunch of happiness Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
(Results 26-50 of 499 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Akst, Harry," accessed December 8, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

Akst, Harry. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

"Akst, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 8 December 2022.

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