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 (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  
(Results 76-100 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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