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
|B-5758||Louis Prima - Dave Rose* - Norman Gast||Dinah (as Axt) Louis Prima - Dave Rose* - Norman Gast - Dinah / Chinatown, My Chinatown (Shellac, 10", RE)||Bluebird (3)||B-5758||US||1934||Sell This Version|
|33SX 1298||Lennie Felix Trio*||Dinah (as Axt) Lennie Felix Trio* - Cat Meets Mice (LP, Album, Mono)||Columbia||33SX 1298||UK||1961||Sell This Version|