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 151-175 of 379 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||W144493||10-in.||7/22/1927||Are you lonesome to-night?||Jack Little||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||W144504||10-in.||7/26/1927||Just another day wasted away (Waiting for you)||Broadway Nitelites ; Bob Carroll||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||144688||10-in.||9/19/1927||Just another day wasted away (Waiting for you)||Joe Davis||Male vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|Columbia||144835||10-in.||10/7/1927||Are you lonesome to-night?||Newport Society Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W144843||10-in.||10/10/1927||Are you lonesome to-night?||Columbians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W144874||10-in.||10/17/1927||There's a rickety rackety shack||Van and Schenck||Male vocal duet, with piano||songwriter|
|Columbia||144995||10-in.||11/19/1927||There's a rickety rackety shack||Newport Society Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W145458||10-in.||12/31/1927||After my laughter came tears||Cliff Edwards||Male vocal solo, with ukulele and instrumental quintet||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||W145509||10-in.||1/13/1928||After my laughter came tears||Emil Velazco||Organ solo, with xylophone and/or vibraphone and male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||145514||10-in.||1/14/1928||After my laughter came tears||Andy Sannella All Star Trio||Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||145644||10-in.||2/15/1928||After my laughter came tears||Joe Davis||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||W145664||10-in.||2/23/1928||After my laughter came tears||Ipana Troubadours ; Harold Lambert ; Sam Lanin||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||W146250||10-in.||5/13/1928||Evening star (Help me find my man)||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||lyricist|
|Columbia||W146259||10-in.||4/16/1928||Well, the Irish and the Germans got together||Tom Edwards||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||W146351||10-in.||5/26/1928||My first sweetheart||Milton Watson||Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano||songwriter|
|Columbia||146606||10-in.||6/29/1928||Evening star (Help me find my man)||Chuck Campbell and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W147430||10-in.||11/1/1928||Oh! You sweet old watcha may call it||The Diplomats||Vocal ensemble, with piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||147448||10-in.||11/7/1928||I'll get by (As long as I have you)||The Harmonians ; Robert Wood||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W147545||10-in.||12/28/1928||I'll get by (As long as I have you)||Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||147685||10-in.||11/30/1928||I'll never ask for more||Arthur Ross and his Westerners ; Irving Kaufman||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||147686||10-in.||11/30/1928||I'll never ask for more||Joey Ray||Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet||lyricist|
|Columbia||[W]147713||10-in.||12/17/1928||I'll get by (As long as I have you)||Fred Waters||Male vocal solo, with violin and piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||W147753||10-in.||1/5/1929||I'll never ask for more||George Dewey Washington||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||W147955||10-in.||2/11/1929||I'll get by (As long as I have you)||Ruth Etting||Female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W147970||10-in.||2/19/1929||I'll tell the world (You're all the world to me)||Fred Rich Orchestra ; The Rollickers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||lyricist|
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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