Art Kahn

Art Kahn was an American jazz musician, composer, and bandleader in Chicago during the 1920s. In later years, he sang and played piano as a solo act at the Torch Club in Chicago. The Art Kahn Orchestra recorded "Hello, Baby" with singer Ruth Etting in 1926. Other songs included "Shanghai Lullaby" (1924) and "When Day Is Done"( 1927) Art Kahn and His Orchestra appear in the short film, Gags and Gals (1936).

This name was also used as a pseudonym for Gene Kardos.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1931

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

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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  
Columbia 81958 10-in. 9/5/1924 The little old clock on the mantel Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81959 10-in. 9/5/1924 Gilda Art Kahn Orchestra ; Frank Sullivano Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia 81960 10-in. 9/5/1924 Off and gone Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia 140268 10-in. 1/20/1925 Some of these days Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140269 10-in. 1/20/1925 Insufficient sweetie Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140271 10-in. 1/21/1925 Lucky Kentucky Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 140272 10-in. 1/21/1925 You should have told me Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia 140273 10-in. 1/21/1925 Who told you Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Columbia W140968 10-in. 9/15/1925 The co-ed Art Kahn Orchestra ; Marty Livingston Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W140969 10-in. 9/15/1925 By the waters of Minnetoka Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140970 10-in. 9/15/1925 Lonesome Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140971 10-in. 9/15/1925 Peaceful valley Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140972 10-in. 9/15/1925 Gypsy dreams Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter, leader  
Columbia W140973 10-in. 9/15/1925 Back home in Illinois Art Kahn Orchestra ; Marty Livingston Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W140974 10-in. 9/16/1925 Brown eyes, why are you blue? Nubs Allen Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140975 10-in. 9/16/1925 I'm tired of everything but you Nubs Allen Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140978 10-in. 9/16/1925 In the sweet bye-and-bye Art Kahn Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W140979 10-in. 9/17/1925 Dizzy fingers Art Kahn Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W140980 10-in. 9/17/1925 Some stuff Art Kahn Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W140981 10-in. 9/17/1925 Love's old sweet song Art Kahn Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Columbia W141653 10-in. 2/9/1926 Dizzy fingers Art Kahn Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W141654 10-in. 2/9/1927 Canadian capers Art Kahn Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W141658 10-in. 2/10/1926 Love's old sweet song Art Kahn Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W141659 10-in. 2/10/1926 In the sweet bye-and-bye Art Kahn Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Columbia W141666 10-in. 2/11/1926 The hobo's prayer Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W141667 10-in. 2/11/1926 Tie me to your apron strings again Art Kahn Orchestra ; Ned Miller Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W141668 10-in. 2/11/1926 What a man Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W141669 10-in. 2/11/1926 Talking to the moon Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 1 and 2); jazz/dance band (takes 3 and 4) leader  
Columbia W142449 10-in. 7/27/1926 Hello baby Art Kahn Orchestra ; Ruth Etting Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Columbia W142500 10-in. 7/27/1926 While the years go drifting by Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W142501 10-in. 7/27/1926 I ain't got nobody Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W142506 10-in. 7/28/1926 Hoodle dee doo dee doodoo Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W142987 10-in. 12/4/1926 He's the last word Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W142988 10-in. 12/4/1926 Hello! Swanee, hello! Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Columbia W144289 10-in. 6/17/1927 Banjokes Art Kahn ; Roy Smeck Banjo and piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144290 10-in. 6/17/1927 The ghost of the banjo Art Kahn ; Roy Smeck Banjo and piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144295 10-in. 6/21/1927 Flapperette Art Kahn Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144296 10-in. 6/21/1927 Cheerie-beerie-be Art Kahn Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144301 10-in. 6/8/1927 You don't like it—not much Paul Ash Orchestra ; Paul Small Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 144410 10-in. 6/29/1927 You don't like it—not much Robert Benjamin ; The Harmonians [Selvin's Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W144418 10-in. 7/1/1927 You don't like it—not much Ruth Etting Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia 144423 10-in. 7/5/1927 You don't like it—not much Jack Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia W144452 10-in. 7/9/1927 Jay walk Art Kahn Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144468 10-in. 7/19/1927 Swanee shore Art Kahn Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144469 10-in. 7/19/1927 Worryin' Art Kahn Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 8633 10-in. 4/10/1924 Blue evening blues Chubb-Steinberg Orchestra of Cincinnati Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W80874 10-in. 5/13/1927 You don't like it—not much Sol S. Wagner Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio songwriter  
OKeh W80932 10-in. 5/21/1927 You don't like it—not much Russell Douglas Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh W81108 10-in. 6/24/1927 When day is done Art Kahn Piano solo, with male vocal solo and guitar instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81109 10-in. 6/24/1927 Cheerie-beerie-be Art Kahn Piano solo, with guitar instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81114 10-in. 6/27/1927 Hallelujah! Art Kahn Piano solo, with male vocal solo and guitar instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81115 10-in. 6/27/1927 Sometimes I'm happy Art Kahn Piano solo, with male vocal solo and guitar instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W81165 10-in. 7/13/1927 You don't like it—not much Les Reis Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh W81190 10-in. 8/5/1927 You don't like it—not much Beth Challis Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick Ch396-Ch399; Ch423 10-in. 2/18/1925 Off and gone Oriole Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 15001-15002 10-in. 2/19/1925 Blue evening blues Harry M. Snodgrass Piano solo composer  
Brunswick E35942 10-in. 1/21/1931 Truly (I love you) Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E35943 10-in. 1/21/1931 It’s a lonesome old town (When you’re not around) Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E35944 10-in. 1/21/1931 When you were the blossom of Buttercup Lane (And I was your Little Boy Blue) Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E35945 10-in. 1/21/1931 They’ll all be there but me Milt Shaw and his Detroiters [Art Kahn Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E36701 10-in. 5/19/1931 Two little, blue little eyes Art Kahn Orchestra ; Ross Colby Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E36704 10-in. 5/19/1931 Building a home for you Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E36918 10-in. 7/9/1931 Many happy returns of the day Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E24044-E24046 10-in. 7/19/1927 You don’t like it—not much Chester Gaylord Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick E36702-E36703 10-in. 5/19/1931 Building a home for you Art Kahn Orchestra ; Ross Colby Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E36705-E36706 10-in. 5/19/1931 Two little, blue little eyes Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick C3539 10-in. 5/23/1929 Wedding of the painted doll Art Kahn Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C3906 10-in. 7/20/1929 The moonlight march Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C3907 10-in. 7/20/1929 [Unknown title(s)] Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C3908 10-in. 7/20/1929 Song of Siberia Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
Brunswick Ch65-Ch67 10-in. 2/22/1924 Blue evening blues Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick [C905-C906a] 10-in. 5/4/1927 You don’t like it—not much Jules Herbuveaux ; Palmer House Victorians ; Frank Sylvano Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Edison 9710 10-in. 9/15/1924 Blue evening blues Million Dollar Pier Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 11862 10-in. 8/26/1927 You don't like it—not much Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers] Jazz/dance band songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kahn, Art," accessed May 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109605.

Kahn, Art. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109605.

"Kahn, Art." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 May 2024.

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