Austen Herbert Croom-Johnson (20 October 1909 Hereford, England – 18 May 1964 Manhattan, New York City) was an English-born pianist, composer, and radio producer: first, until about 1935, for the BBC, then, from about 1936, for NBC. He went on to become a prolific jingle writer, first beginning around 1938 in radio with his chief collaborator, Alan Kent, then, beginning around 1947, in television. Croom-Johnson and Kent are widely credited for being the fathers of the modern short jingle.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1909, Died 1964
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, arranger
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-021419||10-in.||3/10/1938||(Do ye ken) John Peel||Dick Stabile Orchestra ; Paula Kelly||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||arranger|
|Victor||PBS-042122||10-in.||9/15/1939||(Why couldn't it last?) Last night||Kenny Baker ; Nathaniel Finston||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-042663||10-in.||9/11/1939||(Why couldn't it last?) Last night||Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-042712||10-in.||9/20/1939||(Why couldn't it last) Last night||Terry Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-042779||10-in.||10/3/1939||(Why couldn't it last) Last night||Dinah Shore||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Croom-Johnson, Austen," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106868.
Croom-Johnson, Austen. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106868.
"Croom-Johnson, Austen." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.
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