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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

Harry Akst - I've Got The Joys / My Sunny Tennessee album art Bennie Krueger's Orch.* I've Got The Joys (Intro: Cry Baby Blues) (as Askt) Bennie Krueger's Orch.* - I've Got The Joys / My Sunny Tennessee Gennett Canada 1922 Sell This Version
2261 Harry Akst - Baby Face / I Expect John Henry Tonight album art Arthur Fields / Honey Duke Baby Face (as Askt) Arthur Fields / Honey Duke - Baby Face / I Expect John Henry Tonight(Shellac, 10") Globe (13) 2261 US 1926 Sell This Version
SW. 39 Harry Akst - Dinah ! / Nobody's Blues But My Own album art Dicky Wells And His Orchestra* Dinah ! (as Askt) Dicky Wells And His Orchestra* - Dinah ! / Nobody's Blues But My Own(Shellac, 10") Swing (3) SW. 39 France 1937 Sell This Version
9-4 Harry Akst - Jolson Sings Again album art Al Jolson Baby Face (as Askt) Al Jolson - Jolson Sings Again(Box, Album + 4x7") Decca 9-4 US 1949 Sell This Version
CLP 1054 Harry Akst - Dicky Wells In Paris album art Dicky Wells And His Orchestra* Dinah (as Askt) Dicky Wells And His Orchestra* - Dicky Wells In Paris(LP, Comp) His Master's Voice CLP 1054 UK 1955 Sell This Version
Harry Akst - Boogie With Winifred Atwell album art Winifred Atwell Dinah Boogie (as Askt) Winifred Atwell - Boogie With Winifred Atwell (EP) Decca, Decca UK 1956 Sell This Version
CLP 1054 Dicky Wells E La Sua Orchestra* Dinah (as Askt) Dicky Wells E La Sua Orchestra* - Dicky Wells A Parigi(LP, Comp) La Voce Del Padrone CLP 1054 Italy 1956 Sell This Version
Harry Akst - Jo Ann Castle Plays Great Million Sellers album art Jo Ann Castle Baby Face (as Askt) Jo Ann Castle - Jo Ann Castle Plays Great Million Sellers (Album) Dot Records, Dot Records Germany 1964 Sell This Version
RE U 10 012 S, RE U 10 012 Harry Akst - N°5 - Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey album art Little Richard Baby Face (as Askt) Little Richard - N°5 - Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey(7", EP, RE, Sup) Disques London, Disques London RE U 10 012 S, RE U 10 012 France 1964 Sell This Version
Harry Akst - Memorial album art Django Reinhardt Dinah (as Askt) Django Reinhardt - Memorial (Comp) Vogue UK 1966 Sell This Version
CR 134 Harry Akst - The Joe Venuti Blue Four album art The Joe Venuti Blue Four* Dinah (as Askt) The Joe Venuti Blue Four* - The Joe Venuti Blue Four(LP, Album) Chiaroscuro Records CR 134 US 1974 Sell This Version
Harry Akst - 22 Great Ragtime Hits album art Jo Ann Castle Baby Face (as Askt) Jo Ann Castle - 22 Great Ragtime Hits (Comp) Ranwood US 1977 Sell This Version