Arthur Johnston

Arthur Johnston (January 10, 1898 – May 1, 1954) was a composer known for such works as “Mandy, Make Up Your Mind,” "Pennies From Heaven," and many others. He worked for a time with Irving Berlin, Johnny Burke, Sam Coslow, and Bing Crosby.

Johnston and Burke were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936 for "Pennies From Heaven".

Birth and Death Data: Born January 10th, 1898 (New York City), Died May 1st, 1954 (Corona del Mar)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, songwriter, arranger, celeste, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 125 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-29588 10-in. 3/7/1924 Lazy Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-29589 10-in. 3/7/1924 Cover me up with the sunshine of Virginia Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-30697 10-in. 9/4/1924 Mandy, make up your mind Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-30918 10-in. 9/22/1924 Nobody loves you like I do Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-30920 10-in. 9/23/1924 Sweetest little rose in Tennessee Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-30972 10-in. 10/6/1924 Red hot mamma Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-31091 10-in. 11/7/1924 Dixie dreams George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-31726 10-in. 1/16/1925 Tokio blues Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-31727 10-in. 1/16/1925 Who Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-34047 10-in. 12/18/1925 Tie me to your apron strings again Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-34048 10-in. 12/18/1925 Kentucky's way of sayin' good-mornin' Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-35865 10-in. 9/11/1926 Broken hearted Sue Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-35866 10-in. 9/11/1926 I'm lonely without you Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano and celeste instrumentalist, celeste, piano  
Victor BVE-35882 10-in. 9/27/1926 Lay me down to sleep in Carolina Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-35883 10-in. 9/27/1926 Pretty Cinderella Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-36342 10-in. 9/22/1926 I'm on my way home Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-36343 10-in. 9/22/1926 Baby face Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-36377 10-in. 10/1/1926 That's a good girl Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-36378 10-in. 10/1/1926 Precious Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-36886 10-in. 10/30/1926 No one but you knows how to love Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with 2 pianos instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-36887 10-in. 10/30/1926 I'm tellin' the bird, tellin' the bees (How I love you) Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with 2 pianos instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-36888 10-in. 10/30/1926 There ain't no maybe in my baby's eyes Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with 2 pianos instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-36992 10-in. 12/2/1926 Clap yo' hands Whispering Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-37366 10-in. 1/18/1927 Way down upon the Swanee River Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano arranger  
Victor CVE-39169 12-in. 9/9/1927 Ziegfeld follies medley Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with mixed vocal soloists instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 125 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johnston, Arthur," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108725.

Johnston, Arthur. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108725.

"Johnston, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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