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 51-75 of 499 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-37503 10-in. 1/3/1927 I love the moonlight Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-37764 10-in. 2/10/1927 Shanghai dream man Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus composer  
Victor BVE-38181 10-in. 3/17/1927 Mamma wants to go bye bye Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-38848 10-in. 5/27/1927 Gorgeous Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-39084 10-in. 7/6/1927 Gorgeous Charles J. Correll ; Freeman F. Gosden Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-39085 10-in. 7/6/1927 No wonder I'm happy (My baby's in love with me) Charles J. Correll ; Freeman F. Gosden Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-39190 10-in. 9/16/1927 Are you thinking of me to-night? Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-39214 10-in. 6/3/1927 Carita de ángel Mariano Meléndez Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-39233 10-in. 6/9/1927 Sad 'n' blue Eddie Peabody Banjo solo, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-39440 10-in. 7/18/1927 She's got it Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-39689 10-in. 7/21/1927 It's a million to one you're in love Virginians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-39909 10-in. 7/27/1927 It's a million to one you're in love Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet songwriter  
Victor BVE-39990 10-in. 8/18/1927 Are you thinking of me to-night? Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor BVE-40164 10-in. 10/11/1927 Are you thinking of me to-night? Frank E. Banta Piano solo composer  
Victor BVE-40957 10-in. 11/27/1927 Waiting for the rainbow Greta Woodson Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Victor BVE-43522 10-in. 3/30/1928 In my bouquet of memories Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-43659 10-in. 4/21/1928 In my bouquet of memories Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus composer  
Victor BVE-46045 10-in. 7/3/1928 Dinah Peggy Hill Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-46647 10-in. 8/2/1928 Revenge The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-46649 10-in. 8/2/1928 Revenge Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-50838 10-in. 4/17/1929 This is heaven Gus Arnheim ; Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-50934 10-in. 3/13/1929 There is a happy land (Far far away) Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51623 10-in. 4/13/1929 There's the one for me Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51624 10-in. 4/13/1929 This is heaven Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-53431 10-in. 5/23/1929 Let me have my dreams Frank Munn ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 51-75 of 499 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Akst, Harry," accessed December 9, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

Akst, Harry. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 9, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

"Akst, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 9 December 2022.

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