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
|G.A. 33-353||The Charleston City All-Stars||Baby Face (as H. Askt) The Charleston City All-Stars - The Roaring 20's Volume 3 (LP, Album, Mono)||Grand Award Records||G.A. 33-353||US||1957||Sell This Version|
|MCA-2101||Chér*||Am I Blue (as H. Askt) Chér* - Bittersweet White Light (LP, Album)||MCA Records||MCA-2101||Canada||1973||Sell This Version|
|45-1203||Clairette*||Guilty (as H. Askt) Clairette* - Guilty / It's A Pity To Say Goodnight (7")||Encore Records (7)||45-1203||US||Unknown||Sell This Version|