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|
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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