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|
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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