Akst

Real Name:
Harry Akst
Profile:
American songwriter and pianist, born 15 August 1894 in New York, NY, USA and died 31 March 1963 in Hollywood, CA, USA.
As a composer, he wrote such very successful songs as "Dinah". As a pianist, he accompanied Al Jolson during the latter years of that artists' life. Akst also made records as pianist with Wiedoeft-Wadsworth Quartet, and as one of a piano duo. Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.
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Writing & Arrangement

1071 Harry Akst - You Don't Need The Wine To Have A Wonderful Time / Don't Put A Tax On The Beautiful Girls album art Eddie Cantor You Don't Need The Wine To Have A Wonderful Time (While They Still Make Those Beautiful Girls) (as Akst) Eddie Cantor - You Don't Need The Wine To Have A Wonderful Time / Don't Put A Tax On The Beautiful Girls(Shellac, 10") Emerson Records (2) 1071 US 1919 Sell This Version
A2976 Harry Akst - So This Is Paris! / I Love The Land Of Old Black Joe album art Van And Schenck So This Is Paris! (as Akst) Van And Schenck - So This Is Paris! / I Love The Land Of Old Black Joe(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2976 US 1920 Sell This Version
A2910 Harry Akst - The Crocodile / Who Wants A Baby album art Columbia Saxophone Sextette The Crocodile (as Akst) Columbia Saxophone Sextette - The Crocodile / Who Wants A Baby(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2910 US 1920 Sell This Version
Harry Akst - Strut Miss Lizzie / Home Again Blues album art Lula Whidby*, Henderson's Novelty Orch.* Home Again Blues (as Akst) Lula Whidby*, Henderson's Novelty Orch.* - Strut Miss Lizzie / Home Again Blues Black Swan Records (2) US 1921 Sell This Version
Harry Akst - Hawaiian Nights Waltz / The Crocodile album art Waikiki Hawaiian Orchestra / Imperial Marimba Band The Crocodile (as Akst) Waikiki Hawaiian Orchestra / Imperial Marimba Band - Hawaiian Nights Waltz / The Crocodile Edison Records US 1921 Sell This Version
18795 Harry Akst - Who'll Dry Your Tears When You Cry? / In The Heart Of Dear Old Italy album art William Robyn / Sterling Trio Who'll Dry Your Tears When You Cry? (as Akst) William Robyn / Sterling Trio - Who'll Dry Your Tears When You Cry? / In The Heart Of Dear Old Italy(Shellac, 10") Victor 18795 US 1921 Sell This Version
10420 Harry Akst - Home Again Blues / Wang Wang Blues album art Plantation Dance Orchestra / Lanin's Roseland Orchestra Home Again Blues (as Akst) Plantation Dance Orchestra / Lanin's Roseland Orchestra - Home Again Blues / Wang Wang Blues(Shellac, 10") Emerson Records (2) 10420 US 1921 Sell This Version
A3375 Harry Akst - Home Again Blues / Ring-A-Ding A Ring album art Frank Crumit / Al Jolson Home Again Blues (as Akst) Frank Crumit / Al Jolson - Home Again Blues / Ring-A-Ding A Ring(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3375 US 1921 Sell This Version
50727 Harry Akst - Home Again Blues / Sleepy Hollow album art Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra / Green Bros. Novelty Band* Home Again Blues (as Akst) Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra / Green Bros. Novelty Band* - Home Again Blues / Sleepy Hollow(Edison Disc) Edison Records 50727 US 1921 Sell This Version
A3464 Harry Akst - Wang Wang Blues / Home Again Blues album art Ted Lewis And His Band Home Again Blues (as Akst) Ted Lewis And His Band - Wang Wang Blues / Home Again Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3464 US 1921 Sell This Version
18799 Harry Akst - I've Got The Joys / Strut Miss Lizzie album art Aileen Stanley / American Quartet I've Got The Joys (as Akst) Aileen Stanley / American Quartet - I've Got The Joys / Strut Miss Lizzie(Shellac, 10") Victor 18799 US 1921 Sell This Version
9172 Harry Akst - Those Old Fashioned Days / Granny (You're My Mammy's Mammy) album art Richard Bold / Charles Harrison (3) Granny (You're My Mammy's Mammy) (as Akst) Richard Bold / Charles Harrison (3) - Those Old Fashioned Days / Granny (You're My Mammy's Mammy)(Shellac, 10") Regal (3) 9172 US 1922 Sell This Version
2305 Harry Akst - Away Down South / Kicky-Koo album art The Brox Sisters with Bennie Krueger's Orchestra Away Down South (as Akst) The Brox Sisters with Bennie Krueger's Orchestra - Away Down South / Kicky-Koo(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2305 US 1922 Sell This Version
020826 Harry Akst - To-Morrow / Away Down South album art Hazay Natzy And His Orchestra / Actuelle Dance Orchestra Away Down South (as Akst) Hazay Natzy And His Orchestra / Actuelle Dance Orchestra - To-Morrow / Away Down South(Shellac, 10") Pathé Actuelle 020826 US 1922 Sell This Version
A3532 Harry Akst - She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not / Granny album art The Columbians Dance Orchestra De Luxe* Granny (as Akst) The Columbians Dance Orchestra De Luxe* - She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not / Granny(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3532 US 1922 Sell This Version
2302 Harry Akst - Away Down South / Coal Black Mammy album art Isham Jones Orchestra Away Down South (as Akst) Isham Jones Orchestra - Away Down South / Coal Black Mammy(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2302 US 1922 Sell This Version
A3556 Harry Akst - Granny / The Sheik album art Charles Hart (2), Elliott Shaw, Everett Clark Granny (as Akst) Charles Hart (2), Elliott Shaw, Everett Clark - Granny / The Sheik(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3556 US 1922 Sell This Version
4814 Harry Akst - Granny (My Mammy's Mammy) / Have You Forgotten? album art Chas. Harrison* / Sam Ash Granny (My Mammy's Mammy) (as Akst) Chas. Harrison* / Sam Ash - Granny (My Mammy's Mammy) / Have You Forgotten?(Shellac, 10") Gennett 4814 US 1922 Sell This Version
Harry Akst - Dreamy Melody / A Smile Will Go A Long Long Way album art Joe Basile And His Velodrome Orchestra A Smile Will Go A Long Long Way (Una Sonrisa Ira Un Gran Trayecto) (as Akst) Joe Basile And His Velodrome Orchestra - Dreamy Melody / A Smile Will Go A Long Long Way Cameo (3) US 1923 Sell This Version
A3862 Harry Akst - You Know You Belong To Somebody Else / Dearest album art Nora Bayes Dearest (You're The Nearest To My Heart) (as Akst) Nora Bayes - You Know You Belong To Somebody Else / Dearest(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3862 US 1923 Sell This Version
A3830 Paul Specht And His Orchestra Dearest (You're The Dearest To My Heart) (as Akst) Paul Specht And His Orchestra - Starlight Bay / Dearest(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3830 US 1923 Sell This Version
14591 Harry Akst - Barney Google / Stella album art Selvin's Orchestra / Emil Coleman & His Montmartre Orchestra* Stella (as Akst) Selvin's Orchestra / Emil Coleman & His Montmartre Orchestra* - Barney Google / Stella(Shellac, 10", Red) Vocalion (2) 14591 US 1923 Sell This Version
2451 Harry Akst - Morning Will Come / First, Last And Always album art Bennie Krueger's Orchestra First, Last And Always (as Akst) Bennie Krueger's Orchestra - Morning Will Come / First, Last And Always(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2451 US 1923 Sell This Version
2360 Harry Akst - Come On Home / Bring On The Pepper album art The Brox Sisters With Bennie Krueger's Orchestra Come On Home (as Akst) The Brox Sisters With Bennie Krueger's Orchestra - Come On Home / Bring On The Pepper(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2360 US 1923 Sell This Version
A3879 Harry Akst - Wet Yo' Thumb / Aunt Hagar's Blues album art Ted Lewis And His Band Wet Yo' Thumb (as Akst) Ted Lewis And His Band - Wet Yo' Thumb / Aunt Hagar's Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3879 US 1923 Sell This Version