Clark

Profile:
American songwriter (May 14, 1891, Akron, Ohio - May 16, 1931, California).

Clarke moved to New York City early in his career, where he worked as an actor and a staff writer for comedians. He began working on Tin Pan Alley, where he contributed music to films such as The Jazz Singer (1927), Weary River (1928), On With the Show (1929), and Is Everybody Happy? (1929).

He wrote the lyrics to the show Dixie to Broadway, and also contributed to the 1921 Ziegfeld Follies and Bombo. Later in his career he became a charter member of ASCAP and was successful in the music publishing business.

Clarke was the author of the lyrics to many popular songs of the 1910s and 1920s, working with composers such as George W. Meyer, Harry Akst, James V. Monaco, Al Piantadosi, Fred Fisher (2), Harry Warren (2), Arthur Johnston, James F. Hanley, Lewis F. Muir and Milton Ager.
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Writing & Arrangement

A2091 Grant Clarke - In Florida Among The Palms / There's A Little Bit Of Bad In Every Good Little Girl album art Irving Kaufman There's A Little Bit Of Bad In Every Good Little Girl (as Clark) Irving Kaufman - In Florida Among The Palms / There's A Little Bit Of Bad In Every Good Little Girl(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2091 US 1916 Sell This Version
216103 Grant Clarke - O My Lady / Just For Me And Mary album art Sterling Trio Just For Me And Mary (as Clark) Sterling Trio - O My Lady / Just For Me And Mary(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice 216103 Canada 1920 Sell This Version
2310 Grant Clarke - Sweet Indiana Home / Blue album art Marion Harris With Isham Jones Orchestra Blue (as Clark) Marion Harris With Isham Jones Orchestra - Sweet Indiana Home / Blue(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2310 US 1922 Sell This Version
2315 Grant Clarke - Blue / Haunting Blues album art Bennie Krueger's Orchestra Blue (as Clark) Bennie Krueger's Orchestra - Blue / Haunting Blues(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2315 US 1922 Sell This Version
Y5967 Grant Clarke - Aren't You Glad You're You? / In The Land Of Beginning Again album art Bing Crosby With John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra In The Land Of Beginning Again (as Clark) Bing Crosby With John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra - Aren't You Glad You're You? / In The Land Of Beginning Again(Shellac, 10") Decca Y5967 Australia 1945 Sell This Version
487 Grant Clarke - Am I Blue / You Came Along album art Jo Stafford And Her V-Disc Boys / Martha Tilton And Her V-Disc Playboys Am I Blue (as Clark) Jo Stafford And Her V-Disc Boys / Martha Tilton And Her V-Disc Playboys - Am I Blue / You Came Along(12") V Disc 487 US 1945 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Am I Blue / Emaline album art Al Hall Quintet Am I Blue (as Clark) Al Hall Quintet - Am I Blue / Emaline Wax (12) US 1946 Sell This Version
646 Grant Clarke - In The Land Of Beginning Again / P. S. I Love You album art Bing Crosby / Bill Heathcock And His Orchestra* In The Land Of Beginning Again (as Clark) Bing Crosby / Bill Heathcock And His Orchestra* - In The Land Of Beginning Again / P. S. I Love You(12") V Disc 646 US 1946 Sell This Version
711 Grant Clarke - Jazz Ensemble album art Muggsy Spanier And His Orchestra Am I Blue (as Clark) Muggsy Spanier And His Orchestra - Jazz Ensemble(3xShellac, 10", Album) Disc Records 711 US 1946 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Sidney Bechet And His Blue Note Jazzmen album art Sidney Bechet And His Blue Note Jazz Men Mandy (as Clark) Sidney Bechet And His Blue Note Jazz Men - Sidney Bechet And His Blue Note Jazzmen Vogue Records South Africa 1950 Sell This Version
K12044 Grant Clarke - Ragtime Cowboy Joe / There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder album art Jack Valentine Ragtime Cowboy Joe (as Clark) Jack Valentine - Ragtime Cowboy Joe / There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder(7", Single, Promo) MGM Records K12044 US 1955 Sell This Version
AL 3557 Grant Clarke - New Orleans Horns Volume 2 album art Various So This Is Venice (as Clark) Various - New Orleans Horns Volume 2(10", Album, Mono) London Records AL 3557 UK 1956 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Behind Closed Doors At A Recording Session album art Various Various - Behind Closed Doors At A Recording Session Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records Canada 1959 Sell This Version
R-2004 Grant Clarke - A Jazz Profile Of Ray Charles album art Jack Sheldon Am I Blue (as Clark) Jack Sheldon - A Jazz Profile Of Ray Charles(LP, Album) Reprise Records R-2004 US 1961 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Pasadena album art The Temperance Seven Pasadena (as Clark) The Temperance Seven - Pasadena (Single) Parlophone Germany 1961 Sell This Version
MEP 1786 Grant Clarke - A Swingin' Chick album art Elaine Delmar With Victor Feldman And The Dill Jones Trio Am I Blue? (as Clark) Elaine Delmar With Victor Feldman And The Dill Jones Trio - A Swingin' Chick(7", EP) Metronome MEP 1786 Germany 1961 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Need It Be Named? album art Billy Maxted And His Manhattan Jazz Band* Mandy Make Up Your Mind (as Clark) Billy Maxted And His Manhattan Jazz Band* - Need It Be Named? (Album) K&H Records US 1962 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Tears And Laughter album art Dinah Washington Am I Blue (as Clark) Dinah Washington - Tears And Laughter (Album) Mercury US 1962 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Le Charleston album art Claude Luter Et Son Orchestre Mandy, Make Up Your Mind (as Clark) Claude Luter Et Son Orchestre - Le Charleston (Album) Disques Vogue France 1955 Sell This Version
SEG 8179 Grant Clarke - Quickstepping Thru' The Roaring 20's album art Victor Silvester And His Ballroom Orchestra Pasadena (as Clark) Victor Silvester And His Ballroom Orchestra - Quickstepping Thru' The Roaring 20's(7", EP, Mono) Columbia SEG 8179 UK 1962 Sell This Version
SLP 31 Grant Clarke - Muggsy Spanier-Pee Wee Russell Ragtimers... Volume 2 album art Muggsy Spanier-Pee Wee Russell Ragtimers Am I Blue (as Clark) Muggsy Spanier-Pee Wee Russell Ragtimers - Muggsy Spanier-Pee Wee Russell Ragtimers... Volume 2(LP, Album, Red) Stinson Records SLP 31 US 1962 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Blue Velvet album art Bobby Vinton Am I Blue (as Clark) Bobby Vinton - Blue Velvet (Album) Epic US 1963 Sell This Version
CLP 3579, CLP. 3579 Grant Clarke - Here Come The Minstrels album art The George Mitchell Minstrels Featuring Tony MercerJohn BoulterDai Francis With Orchestral Accomaniment Directed By George Mitchell (10) Pasadena (as Clark) The George Mitchell Minstrels Featuring Tony MercerJohn BoulterDai Francis With Orchestral Accomaniment Directed By George Mitchell (10) - Here Come The Minstrels(LP, Album, Mono) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice CLP 3579, CLP. 3579 UK 1966 Sell This Version
LPV-560 Grant Clarke - Originals - Musical Comedy 1909-1935 album art Various Second Hand Rose (as Clark) Various - Originals - Musical Comedy 1909-1935(LP, Comp) RCA Victor LPV-560 US 1968 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Fatty 69 album art Fatty George Mandy Make Up Your Mind (as Clark) Fatty George - Fatty 69 (Album) Preiser Records Austria 1969 Sell This Version