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.
Writing & Arrangement
|FP 1135 , FP 1135, 33 FP 1135||Pierre Spiers Sextette Avec Stéphane Grapelly*||Dinah (as Ask) Pierre Spiers Sextette Avec Stéphane Grapelly* - Nocturne (10", Album)||Columbia, Columbia, Columbia||FP 1135 , FP 1135, 33 FP 1135||France||1961||Sell This Version|
|Carmel (2)||Guilty (as Ask) Carmel (2) - Carmel (MiniAlbum)||Red Flame||UK||1982||Sell This Version|
|Classics CLA 01||Various||Am I Blue ? (as Ask) Various - The Classics Sampler (CD, Comp, Smplr)||Classics (11)||Classics CLA 01||France||1994||Sell This Version|