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 (Results 51-75 of 82 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 of 82 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Axt, William," accessed January 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107799.

Axt, William. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107799.

"Axt, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 January 2021.

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