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
= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
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|
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.
"Akst, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 November 2022.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license
Send the Editors a message about this record.