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
|CAP 22042:I-III||Various||Dinah (as H Akst) Various - Svensk Jazzhistoria Vol. 7 – Swedish Jazz 1952–1955 – The Golden Years (3xCD, Comp + Box)||Caprice Records||CAP 22042:I-III||Sweden||2000||Sell This Version|
|GMCD006||Grand Marquis (2)||Dinah (as H Akst) Grand Marquis (2) - Hold On To Me (CD, Album)||Not On Label (Grand Marquis Self-Released)||GMCD006||US||2010||Sell This Version|