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 76-100 of 149 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-102432||10-in.||8/7/1936||One, two, button your shoe||Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-102433||10-in.||8/7/1936||So do I||Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-0746||10-in.||9/25/1936||Let's call a heart a heart||Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-0747||10-in.||9/25/1936||One, two, button your shoe||Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BS-0977||10-in.||10/15/1936||I was saying to the moon||Tempo King ; Kings of Tempo ; Queenie Ada Rubin||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-02430||10-in.||10/29/1936||I was saying to the moon||George Hamilton ; Lee Norton ; Veloz and Yolanda Dancing Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-03701||10-in.||12/10/1936||Pennies from heaven||Tempo King ; Kings of Tempo ; Queenie Ada Rubin||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-03809||10-in.||12/18/1936||Yo también||Marimba Pan-Americana||Marimba band||composer|
|Victor||BS-04945||10-in.||2/19/1937||Dinero del cielo||Marimba Pan-Americana||Marimba band||composer|
|Victor||PBS-09573||10-in.||7/7/1937||It's the natural thing to do||Skinnay Ennis ; Hal Kemp Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||PBS-09574||10-in.||7/7/1937||The moon got in my eyes||Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-010508||10-in.||6/3/1937||All you want to do is dance||Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-010509||10-in.||6/3/1937||The moon got in my eyes||Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-011350||10-in.||7/20/1937||All you want to do is dance||Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Edythe Wright||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-011600||10-in.||7/29/1937||It's the natural thing to do||Helen Crawford ; Jesse Crawford Orchestra ; Bob Murray||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-023751||10-in.||6/29/1938||Down the old ox road||Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Maxine Sullivan||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-028177||10-in.||10/31/1938||Cocktails for two||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-028973||10-in.||11/17/1938||Between a kiss and a sigh||Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-030327||10-in.||11/29/1938||Between a kiss and a sigh||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-036978||10-in.||5/25/1939||Let there be love||Phyllis Kenny ; Van Alexander Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-037132||10-in.||5/19/1939||Let there be love||Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Nan Wynn||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-037691||10-in.||6/26/1939||Ebony rhapsody||Charlie Barnet Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-045748||10-in.||12/12/1939||Mandy, make up your mind||Ragtime Band [Muggsy Spanier]||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-047981||10-in.||3/20/1940||Let there be love||Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-057026||10-in.||10/24/1940||Three at a table for two||Californians ; Eddie Holly ; Abe Lyman||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
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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