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 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  
(Results 151-175 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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