Clarke

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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

17090 Grant Clarke - That Slippery Slide Trombone / Ragtime Cowboy Joe album art American Quartet / Bob Roberts (9) Ragtime Cowboy Joe (as Clarke) American Quartet / Bob Roberts (9) - That Slippery Slide Trombone / Ragtime Cowboy Joe(Shellac, 10") Victor 17090 US 1912 Sell This Version
17095 Grant Clarke - Whistle It / A Girl Like Me album art Ada Jones / Elizabeth Wheeler And Lyric Quartet (2) Whistle It (as Clarke) Ada Jones / Elizabeth Wheeler And Lyric Quartet (2) - Whistle It / A Girl Like Me(Shellac, 10") Victor 17095 US 1912 Sell This Version
17516 Grant Clarke - Sit Down (You're Rocking The Boat) / Your Mother's Gone Away To Join The Army album art Billy Murray Sit Down (You're Rocking The Boat) (as Clarke) Billy Murray - Sit Down (You're Rocking The Boat) / Your Mother's Gone Away To Join The Army(Shellac, 10") Victor 17516 US 1914 Sell This Version
17631 Grant Clarke - They Start The Victrola And Go Dancing Around The Floor / What A Wonderful Love That Would Be album art Billy Murray / Ada Jones - Billy Murray They Start The Victrola And Go Dancing Around The Floor (as Clarke) Billy Murray / Ada Jones - Billy Murray - They Start The Victrola And Go Dancing Around The Floor / What A Wonderful Love That Would Be(Shellac, 10") Victor 17631 US 1914 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Chong (He Come From Hong Kong) / Waiting album art Columbia Saxophone Sextette Introducing: Anything Is Nice If It Comes From Dixieland (as Clarke) Columbia Saxophone Sextette - Chong (He Come From Hong Kong) / Waiting Columbia US 1919 Sell This Version
9161 Grant Clarke - Anything Is Nice If It Comes From Dixieland / One And Two And Three And Four Rock-A-Bye album art Billy Murray / Irving Kaufman Anything Is Nice If It Comes From Dixieland (as Clarke) Billy Murray / Irving Kaufman - Anything Is Nice If It Comes From Dixieland / One And Two And Three And Four Rock-A-Bye(Shellac, 9") Emerson Records (2) 9161 US 1919 Sell This Version
18589 Grant Clarke - Anything Is Nice If It Comes From Dixieland / Eyes That Say "I Love You" album art American Quartet / Irving Kaufman And Jack Kaufman (2) Anything Is Nice If It Comes From Dixieland (as Clarke) American Quartet / Irving Kaufman And Jack Kaufman (2) - Anything Is Nice If It Comes From Dixieland / Eyes That Say "I Love You"(Shellac, 10") Victor 18589 US 1919 Sell This Version
216204 Grant Clarke - Avalon / Hiawatha's Melody Of Love album art Raderman's Novelty Orchestra Hiawatha's Melody Of Love (as Clarke) Raderman's Novelty Orchestra - Avalon / Hiawatha's Melody Of Love(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice 216204 Canada 1920 Sell This Version
10191 Grant Clarke - My Sahara Rose / Old Man Jazz album art Sanford's Famous Dance Orchestra / George Hamilton Green's Novelty Orchestra My Sahara Rose (as Clarke) Sanford's Famous Dance Orchestra / George Hamilton Green's Novelty Orchestra - My Sahara Rose / Old Man Jazz(Shellac, 10") Emerson Records (2) 10191 US 1920 Sell This Version
2946 Grant Clarke - In The Land Of Beginning Again / Tulip Time album art Mabel Lee (3) And Unity Quartette* / Geo. F. Murray* And Unity Quartette* In The Land Of Beginning Again (as Clarke) Mabel Lee (3) And Unity Quartette* / Geo. F. Murray* And Unity Quartette* - In The Land Of Beginning Again / Tulip Time(Shellac, 10") Columbia 2946 UK 1920 Sell This Version
20029 Grant Clarke - Read 'Em And Weep / My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle album art Al Bernard My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle (as Clarke) Al Bernard - Read 'Em And Weep / My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle(Shellac, 10") Paramount 20029 US 1920 Sell This Version
4662 Grant Clarke - Rosie Medley / Now And Then album art Joe Coleman's President Orch.* / Yerke's Dance Orchestra Rosie (as Clarke) Joe Coleman's President Orch.* / Yerke's Dance Orchestra - Rosie Medley / Now And Then(Shellac, 10") Gennett 4662 US 1921 Sell This Version
020618 Grant Clarke - Ma / When The Sun Goes Down album art Casino Dance Orchestra Ma (as Clarke) Casino Dance Orchestra - Ma / When The Sun Goes Down(Shellac, 10") Actuelle 020618 US 1921 Sell This Version
50728 Grant Clarke - Rosie / Caresses album art Max Fells' Della Robbia Orchestra / Lenzberg's Riverside Orchestra Rosie (as Clarke) Max Fells' Della Robbia Orchestra / Lenzberg's Riverside Orchestra - Rosie / Caresses(Edison Disc) Edison Records 50728 US 1921 Sell This Version
14441 Grant Clarke - He Loves It / All For The Love Of Mike album art Irving Kaufman / Billy Jones (4) He Loves It (as Clarke) Irving Kaufman / Billy Jones (4) - He Loves It / All For The Love Of Mike(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 14441 US 1922 Sell This Version
A3573 Grant Clarke - Ha! Ha! Ha! / She's Mine, All Mine! album art Frank Crumit Ha! Ha! Ha! (as Clarke) Frank Crumit - Ha! Ha! Ha! / She's Mine, All Mine!(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3573 US 1922 Sell This Version
2253 Grant Clarke - High Brown Blues / Maybe You Think You're Fooling Baby album art Margaret Young (3) Maybe You Think You're Fooling Baby (as Clarke) Margaret Young (3) - High Brown Blues / Maybe You Think You're Fooling Baby(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2253 US 1922 Sell This Version
020743 Grant Clarke - Don't Feel Sorry For Me / Wake Up Little Girl You're Just Dreaming	 album art Arthur Fields / Charles Hart (2) And Elliott Shaw Don't Feel Sorry For Me (as Clarke) Arthur Fields / Charles Hart (2) And Elliott Shaw - Don't Feel Sorry For Me / Wake Up Little Girl You're Just Dreaming (Shellac, 10") Actuelle 020743 US 1922 Sell This Version
14457 Grant Clarke - Rose Of The Rio Grande / Don't Bring Me Posies album art The Biltmore Society Orchestra / Selvin's Orchestra Rose Of The Rio Grande (as Clarke) The Biltmore Society Orchestra / Selvin's Orchestra - Rose Of The Rio Grande / Don't Bring Me Posies(Shellac, 10", Bro) Vocalion (2) 14457 US 1922 Sell This Version
2346 Grant Clarke - Lovin' Sam / He Loves It album art Margaret Young (3) He Loves It (as Clarke) Margaret Young (3) - Lovin' Sam / He Loves It(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2346 US 1923 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Mistletoe / Waikiki Is Calling Me album art Castlewood Marimba Band Mistletoe = and 2 more… Castlewood Marimba Band - Mistletoe / Waikiki Is Calling Me Brunswick US 1924 Sell This Version
19405 Grant Clarke - Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo / You'll Never Get To Heaven With Those Eyes album art Jan Garber And His Orchestra / George Olsen And His Music* You'll Never Get To Heaven With Those Eyes = Tus Ojos No Irán Al Cielo (as Clarke) Jan Garber And His Orchestra / George Olsen And His Music* - Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo / You'll Never Get To Heaven With Those Eyes(Shellac, 10") Victor 19405 US 1924 Sell This Version
2549 Grant Clarke - Say It With A Ukulele / So This Is Venice! album art Bennie Krueger's Orchestra So This Is Venice! (as Clarke) Bennie Krueger's Orchestra - Say It With A Ukulele / So This Is Venice!(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2549 US 1924 Sell This Version
19293 Grant Clarke - Home In Pasadena / What Does The Pussy-Cat Mean When She Says "Me-Ow"? album art Billy Murray - Ed Smalle Home In Pasadena (as Clarke) Billy Murray - Ed Smalle - Home In Pasadena / What Does The Pussy-Cat Mean When She Says "Me-Ow"?(Shellac, 10") Victor 19293 US 1924 Sell This Version
2562 Grant Clarke - Home In Pasadena / Chili-Bom-Bom album art Bennie Krueger's Orchestra Home In Pasadena (as Clarke) Bennie Krueger's Orchestra - Home In Pasadena / Chili-Bom-Bom(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2562 US 1924 Sell This Version