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 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  
(Results 101-125 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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