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 76-100 of 499 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-53433 10-in. 5/23/1929 Am I blue? Don Howard ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-53460 10-in. 6/6/1929 Wishing and waiting for love Belle Mann ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-53475 10-in. 6/28/1929 I'm the medicine man for the blues Johnny Marvin ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-53584 10-in. 6/26/1929 Birmingham Bertha Bill Moore's Syncopators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-53585 10-in. 6/26/1929 Am I blue? Bill Moore's Syncopators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-53902 10-in. 7/3/1929 Am I blue? Grace Hayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-55516 10-in. 7/27/1929 Birmingham Bertha Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-55608 10-in. 7/15/1929 Wouldn't it be wonderful Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-55688 10-in. 9/13/1929 Nobody cares if I'm blue Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-57120 10-in. 10/24/1929 Am I blue? Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal quartet composer  
Victor BVE-59699 10-in. 4/15/1930 Nobody cares if I'm blue Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-63302 10-in. 7/23/1930 Dinah Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-67546 10-in. 9/23/1931 Guilty Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-67752 10-in. 1/2/1931 Dinah Williams Purple Knights Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBVE-68306 10-in. 8/23/1931 There's nothing too good for my baby Eddie Cantor ; Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-68446 10-in. 3/8/1933 Siempre José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor PBS-68447 10-in. 3/18/1933 La canción del paria José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor PBS-68449 10-in. 3/18/1933 País ideal José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor ABRC-69945 10-in. 6/16/1931 Beatin' around the bush! Carl Graub Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-70173 10-in. 8/18/1931 I can't get Mississippi off my mind Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Elmer Feldkamp Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BRC-70185 10-in. 8/27/1931 It's a long time between kisses Tom Brown ; Ted Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BRC-70211 10-in. 9/3/1931 Guilty Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BRC-71838 10-in. 2/9/1932 Dinah Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Sonny Greer ; Cootie Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BRC-72561 10-in. 5/10/1932 Mighty sweet Billy Banks Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BSHQ-72846 10-in. 6/6/1932 Three guesses Ruby Newman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble songwriter  
(Results 76-100 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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