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 101-125 of 149 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-057643||10-in.||11/14/1940||Three at a table for two||Dick Todd||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-057658||10-in.||11/19/1940||Cocktails for two||Benny Carter Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-060667||10-in.||2/19/1941||When I see the loving they waste on babies (I long for the cradle again)||Harry's Tavern Band ; Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-071761||10-in.||2/2/1942||Cocktails for two||Mark Warnow Orchestra ; Barry Wood||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-1367||10"||10/7/1947||My old flame||City Slickers ; Paul Frees ; Spike Jones ; Paul Judson||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-2034||10-in.||11/11/1947||If I only had a match||Cathy Allen ; Louis Prima Orchestra ; Louis Prima||Female-male vocal duet, with vocal chorus and jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BE-Test-1052||10-in.||6/7/1933||Maybe I love you too much||Etta Leblang||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BS-Test-1057||10-in.||8/23/1933||Learn to croon||Bud Saunders||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BS-Test-1058||10-in.||8/23/1933||Moonstruck||Bud Saunders||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1925-12-21-01]||10-in.||12/21/1925||Always||Irving Berlin||Male vocal solo, with piano||instrumentalist, piano|
|Columbia||W143292||10-in.||1/12/1927||Blue skies||Giersdorf Sisters||Female vocal trio, with piano||instrumentalist, piano|
|Columbia||W143367||10-in.||1/29/1927||In a little Spanish town||Giersdorf Sisters||Female vocal trio, with piano||instrumentalist, piano|
|Columbia||W143597||10-in.||3/5/1927||You and I love you and me||Giersdorf Sisters||Female vocal trio, with piano||instrumentalist, piano|
|Columbia||W147401||10-in.||12/10/1928||The spell of the blues||George Dewey Washington||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||W147533||10-in.||11/27/1928||The spell of the blues||Milton Charles ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians||Jazz/dance band, with organ||composer|
|Columbia||147720||10-in.||12/19/1928||The spell of the blues||Barney Trimble and his Oklahomans [Selvin's Orchestra] ; Arthur Seelig||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||147740||10-in.||1/2/1929||The spell of the blues||Irving Kaufman||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||composer|
|Columbia||W151628||10-in.||6/22/1931||Just one more chance||Ben Selvin and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W152347||10-in.||1/10/1933||Moon song||Art Kassel and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W152350||10-in.||1/13/1933||Twenty million people||Art Kassel and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W152430||10-in.||7/5/1933||Moonstruck||Irene Collins ; Fran Frey and his Orchestra [Selvin's Orchestra]||Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet||composer|
|Columbia||W152433||10-in.||7/5/1933||Learn to croon||Fran Frey and his Orchestra [Selvin's Orchestra]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W152486||10-in.||9/8/1933||Thanks||Lew Conrad ; Meyer Davis Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W152487||10-in.||9/8/1933||The day you came along||Lew Conrad ; Meyer Davis Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W152532||10-in.||10/27/1933||I guess it had to be that way||Bernie Cummins and his New Yorkers ; Walter Cummins||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||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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