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 126-149 of 149 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia CO20286 10-in. approximately 1936 Pennies from heaven Hildegarde ; William Wirges Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia W351043 10-in. 6/18/1931 Just one more chance Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W365028 10-in. 7/14/1931 Just one more chance Sammy Fain Male vocal solo composer  
OKeh S-73026 10-in. 12/17/1924 Mandy, make up your mind Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor Jazz/dance quintet, with female vocal solo composer  
OKeh S-73027 10-in. 12/17/1924 I'm a little blackbird looking for a bluebird Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor Jazz/dance quartet, with female vocal solo composer  
OKeh W401477 10-in. 12/22/1928 The spell of the blues Charles W. Hamp Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W401560 10-in. 1/26/1929 The spell of the blues Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick 10221-10223 10-in. 3/30/1923 Down among the sleepy hills of Tennessee Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick 10300-10303 10-in. 4/7/1923 Little boy blues Benny Krueger’s Orchestra ; Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick 10304-10306 10-in. 4/7/1923 Down among the sleepy hills of Tennessee Benny Krueger’s Orchestra ; Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Brunswick 12740-12742 10-in. 3/26/1924 What'll I do Keller Sisters and Lynch Mixed vocal trio, with string orchestra and piano instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Brunswick 12851-12853 10-in. 4/11/1924 What’ll I do? Keller Sisters and Lynch Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra arranger, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E36859 10-in. 6/12/1931 Just one more chance Snooks Friedman Memphis Stompers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick LA1037 10-in. 5/4/1931 Just one more chance Bing Crosby Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet composer  
Brunswick LA1016-LA1017 10-in. 5/12/1931 Just one more chance Abe Lyman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal composer  
Brunswick TCL1529 10-in. 10/9/1931 Just one more chance Les Reis Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Edison 9894 10-in. 12/8/1924 Dixie dreams Million Dollar Pier Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 10421 10-in. 6/4/1925 Got no time Arthur Johnston ; Three Wainwright Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Edison 19044 10-in. 2/13/1929 The spell of the blues Al Friedman Orchestra ; Tommy Weir Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison N-735 10-in. 2/13/1929 The spell of the blues Al Friedman Orchestra ; Tommy Weir Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0EA5957 10-in. 1/5/1938 Souvenir of Love Denny Dennis ; Roy Fox Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0EA5961 10-in. 1/5/1938 Trusting my luck Denny Dennis ; Roy Fox Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL4661 10-in. 1/15/1934 Le jour ou je te vis André Ekyan Orchestre Jazz ; André Ekyan ; Jean Sablon Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5087 10-in. 11/12/1934 Cocktails pour deu M. Atkins ; Léon Monosson Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 126-149 of 149 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Johnston, Arthur," accessed December 5, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108725.

Johnston, Arthur. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108725.

"Johnston, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 5 December 2022.

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