William Axt

William Axt (April 19, 1888 – February 13, 1959) was an American composer of nearly two hundred film scores.

Born in New York City, Axt graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in The Bronx and studied at the National Conservatory of Music of America. He served as an assistant conductor for the Hammerstein Grand Opera Company and was the musical director for the Capitol Theatre in Manhattan before joining the music department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1929. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Chicago in 1922.

Axt retired from the film industry to raise cattle and breed horses in Laytonville, California. He died in Ukiah, California.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 19th, 1888 (New York City), Died February 13th, 1959 (Ukiah)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-23119 10-in. 8/11/1919 Erin John Steel Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-23120 10-in. 8/11/1919 When love sings a song in your heart John Steel Male vocal solo, with violin duet and orchestra composer  
Victor B-30501 10-in. 7/15/1924 If love were all Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-40483 12-in. 12/19/1927 The chatterbox Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41792 10-in. 3/13/1928 In a merry mood Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41793 10-in. 3/13/1928 Fleurette Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41795 10-in. 3/13/1928 Derby days Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-43713 10-in. 4/9/1928 Toddling Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-46126 10-in. 7/11/1928 Western allegro Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-46142 10-in. 8/21/1928 Flower of love Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus composer  
Victor BVE-46498 10-in. 10/5/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with harp composer  
Victor BVE-47574 10-in. 9/28/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-47595 10-in. 10/4/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Lewis James ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-47764 10-in. 10/18/1928 Cross roads Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-47777 10-in. 10/23/1928 Cross roads Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-47922 10-in. 11/17/1928 In Romany Jacques Renard Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-48035 10-in. 11/7/1928 Appassionata no. 3 Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-48037 10-in. 11/7/1928 Merry pranks Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-48055 10-in. 11/12/1928 Appasionato no. 4 Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-48056 10-in. 11/12/1928 Debutante Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-48136 10-in. 11/8/1928 Love dreams Frank Munn ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-48191 10-in. 11/21/1928 Cross roads John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49104 10-in. 11/14/1928 Had I but known Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49110 10-in. 11/14/1928 Frozen north Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49160 10-in. 12/5/1928 The fire brigade Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49167 10-in. 12/5/1928 Vulcano Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49216 10-in. 11/30/1928 Live and love The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-49734 10-in. 2/22/1929 La coquette Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49735 10-in. 2/22/1929 Promenade Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49736 10-in. 2/22/1929 The village cut up Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49983 10-in. 2/21/1929 You're the only one for me Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-51120 10-in. 4/4/1929 Indian orgy Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51143 10-in. 4/9/1929 Cynical scherzando Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51146 10-in. 4/9/1929 Agitate no. 4 Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51902 10-in. 4/23/1929 In gloomy forest Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51985 10-in. 5/9/1929 Ambling along Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-53412 10-in. 5/15/1929 Chief of staff Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia W144950 10-in. 11/3/1927 Fair co-ed Frank Farrell ; Greenwich Village Inn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 146984 10-in. 9/12/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Ernie Golden and his Orchestra ; Arthur Fields Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W147111 10-in. 10/8/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Fred Waters Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W147132 10-in. 10/17/1928 I loved you then as I love you now James Melton Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer  
Columbia W147144 10-in. 10/29/1928 I loved you then as I love you now The Cavaliers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W147166 10-in. 10/30/1928 Cross roads Golden Gate Orchestra ; Billy Murray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W147388 10-in. 11/5/1928 Cross roads Clicquot Club Eskimos ; Harry Reser Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W147477 10-in. 11/21/1928 Love dreams Louisiana Collegians ; Tommy Weir Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W147498 10-in. 11/27/1928 Love dreams Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W147499 10-in. 11/27/1928 Cross roads Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W147669 10-in. 12/27/1928 I found gold when I found you Oscar Grogan Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Columbia W147670 10-in. 12/27/1928 Live and love Oscar Grogan Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Columbia W147699 10-in. 12/5/1928 In Romany Bar Harbor Society Orchestra ; Arthur Seelig Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W147734 10-in. 12/28/1928 Live and love California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W147897 10-in. 1/29/1929 Love's first kiss Milton Watson Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
OKeh W401151 10-in. 9/26/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Richard Jordon Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W401229 10-in. 10/16/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W401387 10-in. 11/21/1928 Cross roads Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick 10602-10604 10-in. 5/10/1923 Capitol march Capitol Grand Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 12073-12075 10-in. 12/10/1923 If love were all Old Colony Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 12704-12706 10-in. 3/20/1924 If love were all Old Colony Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick DAL732 10-in. 10/26/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Danny David Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Brunswick Test C-37 10-in. 9/27/1924 Capitol march Capitol Grand Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Brunswick TMC2577 10-in. 11/16/1928 I loved you then as I loved you now Bobby Meeker Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E28170 10-in. 9/6/1928 Flower of love Colonial Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick E28463 10-in. 10/9/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Glen Wick Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E28607 10-in. 11/2/1928 Cross roads Glen Wick Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E28620 10-in. approximately Nov. 1928 Flower of love Meyer Davis’ Swanee Syncopators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E28692 10-in. 11/23/1928 Live and love Jack Parker Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E28896 10-in. 12/17/1928 Love dreams Jack Denny Orchestra ; Eddy Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick E25232-E25234 10-in. 11/17/1927 Fair co-ed Six Jumping Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio; without vocal (take E25234) composer  
Edison 8589 10-in. 9/14/1922 Love's symphony Harry Raderman's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8861 10-in. 2/27/1923 If love were all Charles Hart Male vocal solo and vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Edison 9241 10-in. 11/8/1923 If love were all Gregor Skolnik Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Edison 18087 10-in. 12/8/1927 Flaming Ruth Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 18877 10-in. 11/19/1928 Love dreams Frank Munn Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 18908 10-in. 11/28/1928 I loved you then (As I love you now) Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Edison 18921 10-in. 12/5/1928 Cross roads Theo Alban ; Oreste Queensland Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison 18962 10-in. 12/24/1928 Live and love Frank Munn Male vocal solo, with piano and orchestra composer  
Edison 19041 10-in. 2/11/1929 I loved you then (As I love you now) Ernest L. Stevens Piano solo composer  
Edison N-572 10-in. 11/19/1929 Love dreams Frank Munn Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison N-602 10-in. 11/28/1928 I loved you then (As I love you now) Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Edison N-614 10-in. 12/5/1928 Cross roads Theo Alban ; Oreste Queensland Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison N-653 10-in. 12/24/1928 Live and love Frank Munn Male vocal solo, with piano and orchestra composer  
Edison N-732 10-in. 2/11/1929 I loved you then (As I love you now) Ernest L. Stevens Piano solo composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Axt, William," accessed January 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107799.

Axt, William. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107799.

"Axt, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 January 2021.

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