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 101-125 of 379 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-073480 10-in. 3/25/1942 Mean to me Vera Barton Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-Test-622 10-in. 3/4/1929 I'll never ask for more Irene Delroy Female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-Test-651 10-in. 6/18/1929 Mean to me Winnie Lightner Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 78301 10-in. 2/15/1919 Heart of humanity Hugh Donovan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78735 10-in. 10/12/1919 Oh! How I laugh when I think that I cried over you Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79600 10-in. 12/22/1920 You oughta see my baby Benny Davis Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79918 10-in. 6/28/1921 He took it away from me Southern Quartet [i.e., Southern Negro Quartette] Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied songwriter  
Columbia 80350 10-in. 5/15/1922 Fickle Flo (from Kokomo) Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 80370 10-in. 6/5/1922 Just because you're you, that's why I love you Eddie Elkins' Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 80432 10-in. 6/29/1922 Just because you're you, that's why I love you Garber-Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 80493 10-in. 8/3/1922 If you don't think so you're crazy Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 80527 10-in. 8/14/1922 Sweet man o' mine Dolly Kay Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 80548 10-in. 9/16/1922 To-morrow Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80550 10-in. 9/18/1922 To-morrow Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 80642 10-in. 11/2/1922 If you don't think so you're crazy Garber-Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 80773 10-in. 1/5/1923 Aggravatin' papa (Don't you try to two-time me) Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 80808 10-in. 1/27/1923 Aggravatin' papa Georgians Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 80813 10-in. 1/29/1923 Aggravatin' papa Dolly Kay Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 80949 10-in. 4/11/1923 Aggravatin' papa Down Home Trio ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio songwriter  
Columbia 80950 10-in. 4/11/1923 Beale Street mamma Down Home Trio ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental trio lyricist  
Columbia 81046 10-in. 5/30/1923 Two time Dan Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81129 10-in. 7/12/1923 My sweetie went away California Ramblers Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 81138 10-in. 7/16/1923 My sweetie went away Dolly Kay ; Phil Phillips Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia 81232 10-in. 9/24/1923 Sam Jones' blues Irving Johns ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano songwriter  
Columbia 81245 10-in. 9/27/1923 My sweetie went away Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with clarinet and piano songwriter  
(Results 101-125 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.

"Turk, Roy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 March 2021.

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