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 151-175 of 499 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 78840 10-in. 12/4/1919 So this is Paris Prince's Dance Orchestra ; Fred Whitehouse Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 78990 10-in. 2/20/1920 The crocodile Columbia Saxophone Sextette Saxophone sextet composer  
Columbia 79167 10-in. 5/7/1920 Typhoon Harry Akst ; Frank E. Banta Piano duet, with orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 79168 10-in. 5/7/1920 I'll always keep a corner in my heart for Tennessee Harry Akst ; Frank E. Banta Piano duet, with orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 79214 10-in. 6/2/1920 Ding toes Harry Akst ; Frank E. Banta Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 79259 10-in. 6/10/1920 So this is Paris! Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79497 10-in. 11/3/1920 I'm saving up my dough for Rae and me Tod Weinhold Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79512 10-in. 11/10/1920 Lindy Prince's Band Band, with male vocal quartet composer  
Columbia 79523 10-in. 11/17/1920 Lindy Crumit Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79537 10-in. 11/24/1920 Home again blues Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 79644 10-in. 1/18/1921 Home again blues Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 79935 10-in. 7/12/1921 I've got the joys Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80060 10-in. 11/10/1921 Birds of a feather Manhattan Orchestra [i.e., Clyde Doerr Orchestra] Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80087 10-in. 11/30/1921 Granny Columbians Dance Orchestra De Luxe Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80128 10-in. 1/8/1922 He's a panic Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80160 10-in. 1/24/1922 Granny Everett M. Clark ; Charles Hart ; Elliott Shaw Male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80395 10-in. 6/12/1922 A bunch of keys Harry Akst ; Frank E. Banta Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80396 10-in. 6/12/1922 Blue-eyed blues Harry Akst ; Frank E. Banta Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80411 10-in. 6/21/1922 Away down South Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80533 10-in. 9/9/1922 Do I? Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80615 10-in. 10/17/1922 Do I? Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80625 10-in. 10/27/1922 Hello! Hello! Hello! Lewis and Dody Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80653 10-in. 11/6/1922 Do I? Columbia Orchestra ; Frank Crumit Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 80689 10-in. 11/24/1922 Come on home Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80772 10-in. 1/4/1923 Dearest (You're the nearest to my heart) Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 151-175 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.

"Akst, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 9 December 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691

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