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 51-75 of 149 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-79155 10-in. 4/12/1934 Ebony rhapsody Ivie Anderson ; Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-79156 10-in. 4/12/1934 Cocktails for two Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor PBS-79157 10-in. 4/12/1934 Live and love tonight Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor PBS-79169 10-in. 4/17/1934 I met my Waterloo Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor PBS-79181 10-in. 4/23/1934 My old flame Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Mae West Dubbed recording from film : Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor PBS-79211 10-in. 5/9/1934 Troubled waters Ivie Anderson ; Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-79212 10-in. 5/9/1934 My old flame Ivie Anderson ; Duke Ellington Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-82359 10-in. 4/27/1934 Fare-thee-well Hotel McAlpin Orchestra ; Sam Robbins Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-82519 10-in. 5/14/1934 I met my Waterloo Ted Hanson ; Normandie Orchestra ; Helen Young Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-82520 10-in. 5/14/1934 My old flame Ted Hanson ; Normandie Orchestra ; Helen Young Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-82775 10-in. 4/3/1934 Live and love tonight Dave Harman Orchestra ; George Marks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-82779 10-in. 4/3/1934 Marahuana Dave Harman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-82792 10-in. 4/3/1934 Cocktails for two Gene Harvey ; Herman Waldman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-82808 10-in. 4/4/1934 Marahuana Emilio Cáceres ; Club Aguila Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-87462 10-in. 1/29/1935 Cocktails para dos Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-92566 10-in. 7/5/1935 Two together Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-92581 10-in. 7/9/1935 Sugar plum Durelle Alexander ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-92582 10-in. 7/9/1935 New O'leans Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Ramona Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-92588 10-in. 7/10/1935 I'm sittin' high on a hilltop Johnny Hauser ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-92589 10-in. 7/10/1935 Thanks a million Johnny Hauser ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-92900 10-in. 8/1/1935 Sugar plum Bennett Sisters ; Bill Staffon Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-96217 10-in. 10/30/1935 Thanks a million Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra ; Ted Travers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-97623 10-in. 7/21/1936 So do I Eddy Duchin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-97624 10-in. 7/21/1936 Pennies from heaven Eddy Duchin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-98439 10-in. 12/20/1935 I'm sittin' high on a hilltop Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
(Results 51-75 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.

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

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108725

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