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 126-150 of 499 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBVE-329 10-in. 5/29/1927 Sad 'n' blue Van Fleming ; Herman Kenin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBVE-330 10-in. 5/29/1927 All I want is you Herman Kenin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-0420 10-in. 9/11/1936 A high hat, a piccolo and a cane Tempo King ; Kings of Tempo ; Queenie Ada Rubin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and piano solo composer  
Victor BS-02166 10-in. 10/18/1936 A high hat, a piccolo and a cane Three Esquires ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor BS-02707 10-in. 10/19/1936 Dinah Vernon Geyer Organ solo composer  
Victor BS-041930 10-in. 8/29/1939 Am I blue? Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-045746 10-in. 12/12/1939 Dinah George Brunis ; Ragtime Band [Muggsy Spanier] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-046024 10-in. 12/21/1939 Dinah Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-046152 10-in. 1/2/1940 Baby face Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-051553 10-in. 6/24/1940 Once in a love time Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-065228 10-in. 5/7/1941 Dinah Tony Pastor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor D6VB-3378 10-in. 12/6/1946 Guilty Johnny Desmond ; Page Cavanaugh Trio Male vocal solo, with piano, bass, and guitar songwriter  
Victor D6VB-3420 10-in. 12/13/1946 The egg and I Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-0384 10-in. 4/2/1947 Say no more Vaughn Monroe ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-0555 10-in. 5/26/1947 All my love Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Freddy Martin Male vocal solo, with male vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D9VB-1265 10-in. 4/11/1949 Am I blue? Four Tunes Male vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-Test-194 10-in. 11/19/1929 Am I blue? Rita Burgess Gould Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor PBVE-Test-314 10-in. 5/1/1929 Birmingham Bertha Janet Adair Female vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BRC-Test-1129 10-in. 4/13/1932 Dinah Billy Banks Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1919-07-25-03] Not documented 7/25/1919 Mammy o' mine M. O'Rourke Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor [Trial 1920-02-17-03] Not documented 2/17/1920 The crocodile Wiedoeft-Wadsworth Quartet Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor [Trial 1920-02-17-04] Not documented 2/17/1920 Lone star Wiedoeft-Wadsworth Quartet Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor [Trial 1920-09-23-02] Not documented 9/23/1920 I love the land of Old Black Joe Dorothy Dodd Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor [Trial 1926-10-28-01] 10-in. 10/28/1926 Dinah Kiwanis Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Columbia 78697 10-in. 9/26/1919 Only Prince's Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 126-150 of 499 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Akst, Harry," accessed November 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

Akst, Harry. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691.

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