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|
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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