Art Kahn

Art Kahn was an American musician and composer. He is best known as the bandleader for Art Kahn and His Orchestra, a Chicago-based Jazz Age band which was among the early recording groups for jazz during the Roaring Twenties. In later years, Kahn became a piano single entertaining at The Torch Club in Chicago.

Kahn's band recorded with many others including singer Ruth Etting, including their 1926 version of "Hello, Baby". Art Kahn & His Orchestra had popular recordings of "Shanghai Lullaby" (1924) and "When Day Is Done"( 1927) and they also appeared in the film short, "Rah! Rah! Rhythm" (1936).

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, piano, songwriter, composer, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 90 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-29828 10-in. 4/3/1924 Blue evening blues Paul Biese Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-38761 10-in. 5/18/1927 You don't like it, not much Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet songwriter  
Victor BVE-39235 10-in. 6/9/1927 You don't like it, not much Eddie Peabody Banjo solo, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-39250 10-in. 6/14/1927 You don't like it, not much The Happiness Boys Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-39279 10-in. 6/21/1927 Itchin' fingers Art Kahn ; Roy Smeck Guitar and piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-39280 10-in. 6/21/1927 Cheerie-beerie-be Art Kahn Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-39281 10-in. 6/21/1927 Banjokes Art Kahn ; Roy Smeck Guitar and piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-39282 10-in. 6/21/1927 The ghost of the banjo Art Kahn ; Roy Smeck Guitar and piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBVE-294 10-in. 4/27/1927 You don't like it, not much Kane's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Columbia 81305 10-in. 10/16/1923 Bit by bit you're breaking my heart Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81306 10-in. 10/16/1923 Sobbin' blues Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81307 10-in. 10/16/1923 Foolish child Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81388 10-in. 12/7/1923 Bahama Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81389 10-in. 12/7/1923 Shanghai lullaby Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81390 10-in. 12/7/1923 Blue evening blues Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia 81608 10-in. 3/5/1924 Don't mind the rain Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81609 10-in. 3/5/1924 There's yes! yes! In your eyes Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81613 10-in. 3/6/1924 Glad Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81614 10-in. 3/6/1924 There's nobody else but you Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81952 10-in. 9/3/1924 Where is that old girl of mine? Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano leader, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81953 10-in. 9/3/1924 Morning Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81954 10-in. 9/3/1924 Forsaken blues Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81955 10-in. 9/4/1924 Sing a little song Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81956 10-in. 9/4/1924 Hand in hand Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter  
Columbia 81957 10-in. 9/4/1924 Follow the swallow Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 1-25 of 90 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kahn, Art," accessed November 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109605.

Kahn, Art. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109605.

"Kahn, Art." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109605

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