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|
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.
"Johnston, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 3 December 2022.
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