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 376-379 of 379 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Vocalion||1156W-1157W||10-in.||8/13/1925||Sweet man||Tennessee Tooters||Jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Vocalion||1182W-1184W||10-in.||8/18/1925||I'm gonna Charleston back to Charleston||Golden Pheasant Orchestra ; Austin Wylie||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Vocalion||1334W-1336W||10-in.||9/11/1925||Sweet man||Peggy English||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Vocalion||1531W-1533W||10-in.||10/23/1925||Sweet man||Peggy English||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Turk, Roy," accessed February 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108801.
Turk, Roy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108801.
"Turk, Roy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 February 2021.
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