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 176-200 of 499 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 80812 10-in. 1/29/1923 Dearest (You're the nearest to my heart) Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80891 10-in. 3/7/1923 Dearest (You're the nearest to my heart) Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80892 10-in. 3/8/1923 Wet yo' thumb Dolly Kay Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80917 10-in. 3/29/1923 Wet yo' thumb Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80960 10-in. 4/13/1923 South Sea eyes Meyer Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80969 10-in. 4/17/1923 Wet yo' thumb Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81011 10-in. 5/14/1923 Stella Happy Six Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 81016 10-in. 5/15/1923 Stella Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 81051 10-in. 5/31/1923 I can't forget you Yerkes' S. S. Flotilla Orchestra [i.e., Yerkes Jazarimba Orchestra] Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81112 10-in. 7/7/1923 First, last, and always Happy Six Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81174 10-in. 8/9/1923 Sweet Henry Dolly Kay ; Phil Phillips Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 81264 10-in. 10/5/1923 That bran' new gal o' mine Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 81384 10-in. 12/5/1923 I'm somebody nobody loves Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81480 10-in. 1/13/1924 A smile will go a long, long way Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 140110 10-in. 10/17/1924 Nobody loves you like I do Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W140623 10-in. 5/26/1925 Steppin' in society Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 140816 10-in. 8/6/1925 Steppin' in society Manhattan Dance Makers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W141133 10-in. 10/14/1925 Golden memories The Cavaliers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W141164 10-in. 10/20/1925 Dinah Ethel Waters Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 141247 10-in. 11/5/1925 Dinah Harmony Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 141626 10-in. 2/11/1926 Everything's gonna be all right Mal Hallett Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W141696 10-in. 2/18/1926 Everything's gonna be all right Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 141701 10-in. 2/18/1926 Everything's gonna be all right Rube Bloom ; Jane Gray Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W141786 10-in. 3/10/1926 Everything's gonna be all right Frank Harris Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 141792 10-in. 3/11/1926 Here comes Malinda Broadway Bellhops ; Harmony Brothers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
(Results 176-200 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105691

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