Charles King

Charles Joseph King (October 31, 1886 – January 11, 1944) was a vaudeville and Broadway actor who also starred in several movies. He starred as the leading actor in the hit MGM movie, The Broadway Melody (1929), the first all-talking film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 31, 1886 (New York City), Died January 11, 1944 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, narrator, composer, songwriter

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

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 56 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 78212 10-in. 12/18/1918 I've a million girls around me Charles King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 79765 10-in. 3/25/1921 Oh! Sweet Amelia Charles King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick XE36891 12-in. 6/26/1931 Merchant Tailors [Association] [program and part unknown] Charles King Radio transcription disc : Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick XE37051 12-in. 8/19/1931 Merchant Tailors [Association] program B, pt. 3 Charles King Radio transcription disc vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAE628 10-in. 9/24/1929 Love ain’t nothin’ but the blues Charles King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAE629 10-in. 9/24/1929 Happy days are here again Charles King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAE630 10-in. 9/24/1929 Happy days are here again Charles King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAE631 10-in. 10/18/1929 Everybody tap Charles King Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAE632 10-in. 10/18/1929 Lucky me—lovable you Biltmore Trio ; Charles King Male vocal solo, with male vocal trio and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAE772 10-in. 5/1/1930 Love comes in the moonlight Earl Burtnett ; Charles King ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAE772 10-in. 5/1/1930 Love comes in the moonlight Earl Burtnett ; Charles King ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAE773 10-in. 5/1/1930 Highway to heaven Earl Burtnett ; Charles King ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAE774 10-in. 5/1/1930 Here comes the sun Earl Burtnett ; Charles King ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAE775 10-in. 5/1/1930 Leave a little smile Earl Burtnett ; Charles King ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 71748 10-in. 2/7/1944 Beautiful Kahana Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator  
Decca 71749 10-in. 2/7/1944 King's serenade Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator  
Decca 71750 10-in. 2/7/1944 Song of the islands Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator  
Decca 71751 10-in. 2/7/1944 Ke kali nei au Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator  
Decca 71752 10-in. 2/7/1944 Eleu, Mikimiki Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator  
Decca 71753 10-in. 2/7/1944 Mai nuha mai oe Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator  
Decca 71754 10-in. 2/7/1944 Mi Nei (How about me) Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator  
Decca 71755 10-in. 2/7/1944 Bird of paradise Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator  
Decca 71785 10-in. 2/21/1944 My Honolulu heaven Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator, composer  
Decca 71786 10-in. 2/21/1944 Paauau waltz Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator, composer  
Decca 71787 10-in. 2/21/1944 Kuu milimili (My precious one) Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator, composer  
(Results 26-50 of 56 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "King, Charles," accessed February 4, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114494.

King, Charles. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 4, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114494.

"King, Charles." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 4 February 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114494

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