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 10, 1898 (New York City), Died May 1, 1954 (Corona del Mar)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1947

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

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 149 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-39170 12-in. 9/9/1927 Ziegfeld follies medley Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with mixed vocal soloists instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-48499 10-in. 12/20/1928 The spell of the blues Sam Coslow ; High Hatters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-49633 10-in. 1/10/1929 The spell of the blues Frederick Vettel Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor PBVE-61024 10-in. 9/24/1930 It's yours Arthur Johnston Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBVE-61025 10-in. 9/24/1930 When the folks high up do the mean low down Arthur Johnston Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBVE-61095 10-in. 7/6/1931 Just one more chance Cocoanut Grove Orchestra ; Donald Novis Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PCVE-68310 12-in. 9/2/1931 Just one more chance Bing Crosby Radio broadcast : Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-68528 10-in. 8/9/1933 Learn to croon Sam Coslow ; Paramount Studio Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor PBS-68529 10-in. 8/9/1933 Moonstruck Sam Coslow ; Paramount Studio Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BRC-70530 10-in. 9/23/1931 Just one more chance Chicago Hot Five ; Eddie Miles Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-74734 10-in. 12/28/1932 Twenty million people Jack Denny ; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-74735 10-in. 12/28/1932 Moon song Jack Denny ; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-75535 10-in. 3/17/1933 Moon song (That wasn't meant for me) Frances Langford Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet composer  
Victor BS-76451 10-in. 6/14/1933 Moonstruck Bert Lown Orchestra ; Ted Holt Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-76452 10-in. 6/14/1933 Learn to croon Bert Lown Orchestra ; Ted Holt Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-76468 10-in. 6/15/1933 Learn to croon Maurice Cross ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-76471 10-in. 6/15/1933 Moonstruck Maurice Cross ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-76674 10-in. 7/20/1933 Down the old ox road Al Dary ; Peggy Healy ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-77077 10-in. 10/25/1933 Buckin' the wind Parker Gibbs ; Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-77202 10-in. 12/5/1933 I guess it had to be that way Red Ingle ; Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-77679 10-in. 9/15/1933 Thanks Hotel Montclair Orchestra ; Larry Murphy ; Bill Scotti Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-77680 10-in. 9/15/1933 The day you came along Hotel Montclair Orchestra ; Tom Low ; Bill Scotti Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-78068 10-in. 10/3/1933 The day you came along Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Frank Luther Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-78069 10-in. 10/3/1933 Thanks Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Frank Luther Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-78091 10-in. 10/5/1933 The day you came along Conrad Thibault Baritone vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
(Results 26-50 of 149 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johnston, Arthur," accessed December 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108725.

Johnston, Arthur. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108725.

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