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 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  
(Results 376-379 of 379 records)

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108801

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