Roy Turk

Roy Kenneth Turk (September 20, 1892 – November 30, 1934) was an American songwriter and lyricist, he frequently collaborated with composer Fred E. Ahlert – their popular 1929 song "Mean to Me" has become a jazz standard. He worked with many other composers, including for film lyrics. Turk was elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 20th, 1892 (New York City), Died Hollywood

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 376 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-23883 10-in. 3/24/1920 Oh! How I laugh when I think how I cried about you Victor Roberts [i.e., Billy Jones] Male vocal solo, with violin duet and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-27283 10-in. 1/5/1923 Aggravatin' papa (don't you try to two-time me) Isabelle Patricola Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-27425 10-in. 1/23/1923 Aggravatin' papa (Don't you try to two-time me) Ross Gorman ; Virginians Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor B-27755 10-in. 4/13/1923 Aggravatin' papa (don't you try to two-time me) Isabelle Patricola Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-27757 10-in. 4/13/1923 Two-time Dan Isabelle Patricola Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-28455 10-in. 9/6/1923 My sweetie went away (She didn't say where,when, or why) Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30697 10-in. 9/4/1924 Mandy, make up your mind Brox Sisters Female vocal trio, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-30790 10-in. 9/9/1924 Morning (Won't you ever come 'round) Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31401 10-in. 11/11/1924 Old maid Jim Jane Green Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31455 10-in. 11/26/1924 The blues have got me Jane Green Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31739 10-in. 1/20/1925 It's all the same to me Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-32768 10-in. 7/13/1925 I'm gonna Charleston back to Charleston Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet songwriter  
Victor BVE-33251 10-in. 9/4/1925 I'm gonna Charleston back to Charleston The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-33558 10-in. 10/12/1925 Sweet man Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with ukulele and piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-34683 10-in. 3/5/1926 Gimme a little kiss (Will ya? Huh?) Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-34798 10-in. 4/23/1926 Gimme a little kiss, will ya? Huh? Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BVE-35395 10-in. 5/12/1926 I wonder what's become of Joe? Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-35468 10-in. 5/19/1926 Whadda you say we get together Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-35713 10-in. 6/23/1926 Hoodle dee doo dee doo doo Irving Aaronson ; Commanders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BVE-36586 10-in. 11/12/1926 Why can't we be sweethearts (All over again) Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-38222 10-in. 3/18/1927 It's just because I'm falling in love with you Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-38269 10-in. 6/2/1927 Just another day wasted away (Waiting for you) Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-38705 10-in. 4/28/1927 Oo! Golly ain't she cute? Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-38846 10-in. 5/27/1927 Just another day wasted away (Waiting for you) Johnny Marvin ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BVE-39181 10-in. 9/15/1927 Nothin' Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 376 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Turk, Roy," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108801.

Turk, Roy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108801.

"Turk, Roy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.

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