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 126-150 of 379 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 81460 10-in. 1/4/1924 If you do-what you do Eddie Cantor ; Georgians Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 81474 10-in. 1/11/1924 Maybe Georgians ; Frank Guarente ; Dolly Kay Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 81482 10-in. 1/13/1924 Maybe Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81966 10-in. 8/29/1924 Morning (Won't you ever come 'round?) Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W140674 10-in. 7/9/1925 I'm gonna Charleston back to Charleston California Ramblers Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W141163 10-in. 10/20/1925 Sweet man Ethel Waters Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia W141229 10-in. 10/30/1925 Say! Who is that baby doll? Ipana Troubadours ; Billy Jones ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 141347 10-in. 12/3/1925 I'm gonna Charleston back to Charleston Anthony Monde Piano accordion solo songwriter  
Columbia W141612 10-in. 2/8/1926 (Gimme a little kiss) Will ya? Huh? Ed Smalle Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W141708 10-in. 2/20/1926 I wonder what's become of Joe Ethel Waters Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano lyricist  
Columbia 141759 10-in. 3/4/1926 "Gimme" a little kiss will "ya" huh? Confidential Charley Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 141785 10-in. 3/10/1926 "Gimme" a little kiss will "ya" huh? Fred Rich Hotel Astor Orchestra ; Bob Nelson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W141921 10-in. 4/6/1926 I wonder what's become of Joe? Arthur Fields ; Little Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W141963 10-in. 4/14/1926 You've got those "wanna go back again" blues Ruth Etting Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 141965 10-in. 4/14/1926 I wonder what's become of Joe? The Harmonians ; Jack Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W142050 10-in. 4/19/1926 You've got those wanna go back again blues Ralph Bennett ; Bob Pittman ; Warner's Seven Aces Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist  
Columbia 142184 10-in. 5/11/1926 Ah! Ah! Aw! Aw! (Papa mustn't do that) Albert Campbell ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal duet, with piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W142208 10-in. 5/15/1926 Ah! Ah! Aw! Aw! (Papa mustn't do that) Gangplank Orchestra ; Earl Gresh Jazz/dance band, with singing by members of the band lyricist, composer  
Columbia 142303 10-in. 6/16/1926 Hoodle dee doo dee doodoo Arthur Fields ; Manhattan Dance Makers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W142465 10-in. 7/21/1926 Whadda you say, we get together? Vaughn De Leath ; Ed Smalle Female-male vocal duet, with piano lyricist, composer  
Columbia W142506 10-in. 7/28/1926 Hoodle dee doo dee doodoo Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 144106 10-in. 5/9/1927 Are you lonesome to-night? Charles Hart Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W144234 10-in. 5/26/1927 Just another day wasted away (Waiting for you) Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia 144253 10-in. 6/3/1927 Just another day wasted away (Waiting for you) Frank Farrell ; Arthur Fields ; Greenwich Village Inn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W144330 10-in. 6/14/1927 Aw gee, don't be that way now Hotel Tuller Orchestra ; Gerald Marks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist  
(Results 126-150 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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