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 101-125 of 499 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-74877 12-in. 12/21/1932 Medley of Armstrong hits Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and trumpet solo composer  
Victor LBS-74879 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 12/21/1932 Medley of Armstrong hits Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and trumpet solo composer  
Victor BS-75558 10-in. 3/23/1933 País ideal José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-75559 10-in. 3/23/1933 La canción del paria José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-75672 10-in. 4/20/1933 Was my face red Roy Bargy ; Ramona Female vocal solo, with clarinet, trumpet, and 2 pianos composer  
Victor BS-76092 10-in. 5/5/1933 Sing to me Ted Holt ; Jack Berger Hotel Astor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-76106 10-in. 5/8/1933 Sing to me Maurice Cross ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-76240 10-in. 6/1/1933 Dinah Georgia Washboard Stompers ; David Page Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-76248 10-in. 6/1/1933 Dinah Page, David ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-76380 10-in. 6/5/1933 My imaginary sweetheart Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray ; Kenny Sargent Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-77036 10-in. 9/28/1933 Dinah Hotcha Trio ; Louis Prima Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-82343 10-in. 4/23/1934 Heaven on earth Angelo Ferdinando ; Hotel Great Northern Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-84908 10-in. 11/2/1934 I'd like to dunk you in my coffee Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-84910 10-in. 11/2/1934 If it's love Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-85507 10-in. 2/25/1935 I'd rather be with you Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-86406 10-in. 12/7/1934 I don't want to be president Angelo Ferdinando ; Hotel Great Northern Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-86410 10-in. 12/7/1934 If it's love Angelo Ferdinando ; Hotel Great Northern Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-86445 10-in. 12/13/1934 I don't want to be President Country Gentlemen ; High Hatters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-88989 10-in. 6/24/1935 Dinah Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-92904 10-in. 8/1/1935 Am I blue? Bill Staffon Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-92906 10-in. 8/1/1935 Lost my rhythm, lost my music, lost my man Bennett Sisters ; Bill Staffon Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-95191 10-in. 10/9/1935 Dinah Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-97772 10-in. 8/26/1936 Dinah Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet composer  
Victor BS-98836 10-in. 1/13/1936 Suzannah Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBVE-308 10-in. 5/13/1927 Sad 'n' blue Eddie Peabody Banjo solo composer  
(Results 101-125 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.

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