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 November 30th, 1934 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 379 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh S-71624 10-in. June 1923 My sweetie went away (She didn’t say when, where, why) Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-72294 10-in. Jan. 1924 Maybe (She'll write me, she'll phone me) Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-72681 10-in. July 1924 Morning (Won't you ever come 'round?) Earl Rickard Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
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 lyricist  
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 lyricist  
OKeh S-73072 10-in. Jan. 1925 The blues have got me Earl Rickard Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
OKeh S-73151 10-in. 2/4/1925 It's all the same to me Okeh Syncopators ; Earl Rickard Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh S-73441 10-in. June 1925 If I never see you as long as I live (That'll be too soon) Harry Robinson Male vocal solo, with ukulele lyricist  
OKeh 73519 10-in. July 1925 I'm gonna Charleston back to Charleston The Goofus Five Jazz/dance ensemble songwriter  
OKeh 74034 10-in. Feb. 1926 Gimme a little kiss, will ya, huh? Billy Jones Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
OKeh 74145 10-in. 4/25/1926 Gimme a little kiss will "ya" huh? Jazz Pilots Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh 80081 10-in. 8/26/1926 Whadda you say we get together? OKeh Kut-Ups Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist, composer  
OKeh W81011 10-in. 6/14/1927 Just another day wasted away (Waiting for you) Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W81117 10-in. 6/28/1927 Are you lonesome to-night? Gerald Macy ; John Ryan Male vocal duet, with piano and celeste lyricist  
OKeh W81313 10-in. 9/3/1927 Just another day wasted away Mark Fisher Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh W81673 10-in. 10/5/1927 Just another day wasted away "Spot" Perkins Male vocal solo, with ukulele songwriter  
OKeh W81674 10-in. 10/5/1927 Sweet man "Spot" Perkins Male vocal solo, with ukulele lyricist  
OKeh W81828 10-in. 11/16/1927 Are you lonesome tonight? Sigmund Krumgold Pipe organ solo, with vibraphone songwriter  
OKeh W81918 10-in. 12/5/1927 There's a rickety rackety shack (By a rickety rackety road) Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet songwriter  
OKeh W400014 10-in. 1/13/1928 After my laughter came tears Lillian Morton Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh W400036 10-in. 1/20/1928 After my laughter came tears Ernie Golden ; Hotel McAlpin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio songwriter  
OKeh W400609 10-in. 4/11/1928 One night of love Justin Ring Trio ; Scrappy Lambert Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio songwriter  
OKeh W400618 10-in. 4/17/1929 Well, the Irish and the Germans got together Jack Richards Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
OKeh W400740 10-in. 6/4/1928 Evening star (Help me find my man) Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W400792 10-in. 6/15/1928 Evening star (Help me find my man) Lillian Morton Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 226-250 of 379 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Turk, Roy," accessed March 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108801.

Turk, Roy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108801.

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