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 476-499 of 499 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 18411 10-in. 4/17/1928 You may be right—you may be wrong (But right or wrong I love you) Happiness Orchestra ; Ernest Hare ; Dave Kaplan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Edison 18586 10-in. 6/22/1928 In my bouquet of memories Paul Largay Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 18731 10-in. 9/17/1928 Revenge Harry Akst ; Buddy Sheppard Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Edison 18732 10-in. 9/17/1928 My angel Harry Akst ; Buddy Sheppard Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 19203 10-in. 5/20/1929 There's the one for me (I says to myself, says I, says I) Walter Scanlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 19219 10-in. 5/28/1929 Birmingham Bertha Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Edison 19220 10-in. 5/28/1929 Am I blue? Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Edison 19234 10-in. 6/4/1929 Wishing and waiting for love California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison 19261 10-in. 6/18/1929 Let me have my dreams Helen Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 19315 10-in. 7/25/1929 I'm the medicine man for the blues Campus Cut-Ups Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison N-436 12-in. 9/17/1928 Revenge Harry Akst ; Buddy Sheppard Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Edison N-437 12-in. 9/17/1928 My angel Harry Akst ; Buddy Sheppard Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison N-907 10-in. 5/20/1929 There's the one for me (I says to myself, says I, says I) Walter Scanlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison N-923 10-in. 5/28/1929 Birmingham Bertha Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Edison N-924 10-in. 5/28/1929 Am I blue? Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Edison N-938 10-in. 6/4/1929 Wishing and waiting for love California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison N-966 10-in. 6/18/1929 Let me have my dreams Helen Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison N-1039 10-in. 7/25/1929 I'm the medicine man for the blues Campus Cut-Ups Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison N-1074 10-in. 8/16/1929 Wouldn't it be wonderful? Lucky Strike Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Edison N-1081 10-in. 8/21/1929 Gems from On with the show Edison All-Star Ensemble Mixed vocal ensemble, with piano composer  
Edison N-1082 10-in. 8/21/1929 Gems from On with the show Edison All-Star Ensemble Mixed vocal ensemble, with piano composer  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263655-A] 10-in. 1929 J'ai les bleus Donat Brunet Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263655-B] 10-in. 1929 Laisse-moi rêver Donat Brunet Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL261 10-in. 12/14/1925 Steppin' in society Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet composer  
(Results 476-499 of 499 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Akst, Harry," accessed November 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

Akst, Harry. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

"Akst, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 November 2022.

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