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 76-100 of 379 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-72573 10-in. 5/12/1932 With summer coming on Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BSHQ-72900 10-in. 6/14/1932 With summer coming on Dick Clark and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BSHQ-73117 10-in. 7/25/1932 Moonlight brought me the sunshine Gordon Graham ; Ruby Newman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73396 10-in. 9/14/1932 Contented Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73583 10-in. 9/26/1932 I'll follow you Red McKenzie ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73709 10-in. 9/29/1932 I'll follow you Ethel Merman Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-73724 10-in. 9/30/1932 I'll follow you The New Yorkers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73842 10-in. 10/20/1932 Out of the darkness (You have come to me) George Olsen and his Music ; Dave Marshall Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73845 10-in. 10/20/1932 Ah, but I've learned George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73862 10-in. 10/25/1932 You'll get by (With the twinkle in your eye) Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor LBS-73863 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 10/25/1932 You'll get by (With the twinkle in your eye) Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BVE-73886 10-in. 10/28/1932 Out of the darkness (You have to come to me0 Sid Peltyn and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor LBS-73942 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 11/10/1932 Dance selections Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solos and chorus lyricist  
Victor BS-73990 10-in. 11/23/1932 Ah, but I've learned Sid Peltyn and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-74737 10-in. 12/28/1932 You're charming Jack Denny ; Paul Small ; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-75319 10-in. 2/26/1933 What do I care, it's home! Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-75523 10-in. 3/15/1933 In my Dixie hi-dee hideaway George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Loretta Lee Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-76162 10-in. 5/19/1933 I've got my fingers crossed ('Til you come home) The Sizzlers Male vocal trio, with piano lyricist  
Victor BS-76233 10-in. 5/29/1933 I've got my fingers crossed (Till you come home) Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-76736 10-in. 7/24/1933 I couldn't tell them what to do Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-76790 10-in. 8/28/1933 To-morrow (My honey's comin' home) Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-77517 10-in. 8/21/1933 I couldn't tell them what to do Sonny South and the Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-82343 10-in. 4/23/1934 Heaven on earth Angelo Ferdinando ; Hotel Great Northern Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-054698 10-in. 8/8/1940 I'll get by (As long as I have you) Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-056505 10-in. 10/11/1940 Walking my baby back home Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with mandolin and guitar lyricist  
(Results 76-100 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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