G. Clarke

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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4489 Grant Clarke - Cry Baby Blues / Second Hand Rose album art Elsie Clark / Vaughn De Leath Second Hand Rose (as G. Clarke) Elsie Clark / Vaughn De Leath - Cry Baby Blues / Second Hand Rose(Shellac, 10") Okeh 4489 US 1922 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Am I Blue? / I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody Like I'm Loving You) album art Erroll Garner Am I Blue? (as G. Clarke) Erroll Garner - Am I Blue? / I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody Like I'm Loving You) (Single) Columbia Netherlands 1952 Sell This Version
A 72 V - 0038, A72V-0038 Grant Clarke - Dinah Shore Canta I Blues Vol. II album art Dinah Shore Am I Blue (as G. Clarke) Dinah Shore - Dinah Shore Canta I Blues Vol. II(7", EP) RCA, Radio E Televisione Italiana S.p.A., RCA, Radio E Televisione Italiana S.p.A. A 72 V - 0038, A72V-0038 Italy 1954 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Billie Holiday album art Billie Holiday & Her Orch.* Am I Blue? (as G. Clarke) Billie Holiday & Her Orch.* - Billie Holiday (EP) Columbia US 1954 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - With Strings Attached album art Wild Bill Davison Blue (And Broken Hearted) (as G. Clarke) Wild Bill Davison - With Strings Attached (Album) Columbia US 1957 Sell This Version
IMP-155 Grant Clarke - Ricky (True Love) album art Ricky Nelson (2) Am I Blue (as G. Clarke) Ricky Nelson (2) - Ricky (True Love)(7", EP) Imperial IMP-155 US 1957 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Ricky album art Ricky Nelson (2) Am I Blue (as G. Clarke) Ricky Nelson (2) - Ricky (Album) Imperial Australia 1957 Sell This Version
CS 8029 Grant Clarke - Blue Swing album art Eileen Rodgers Am I Blue (as G. Clarke) Eileen Rodgers - Blue Swing(LP, Album, Promo) Columbia CS 8029 US 1958 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - This Game Of Love album art Vic Damone Am I Blue (as G. Clarke) Vic Damone - This Game Of Love (Album) Columbia UK 1959 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Satchmo (A Musical Autobiography Of Louis Armstrong 1923-1925) album art Satchmo (2) Mandy Make Up Your Mind (as G. Clarke) Satchmo (2) - Satchmo (A Musical Autobiography Of Louis Armstrong 1923-1925) (Comp) Decca US 1959 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Knuckles O'Toole Plays The Greatest All-Time Ragtime Hits album art Knuckles O'Toole Ragtime Cowboy Joe (as G. Clarke) Knuckles O'Toole - Knuckles O'Toole Plays The Greatest All-Time Ragtime Hits (Album) Grand Award Records, Grand Award Records US 1960 Sell This Version
TFE 17358 Grant Clarke - Brubeck And Rushing album art The Dave Brubeck Quartet Featuring Jimmy Rushing Am I Blue (as G. Clarke) The Dave Brubeck Quartet Featuring Jimmy Rushing - Brubeck And Rushing(7", EP) Fontana TFE 17358 UK 1960 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Great Band With Great Voices album art The Si Zentner Orchestra* & The Johnny Mann Singers Am I Blue (as G. Clarke) The Si Zentner Orchestra* & The Johnny Mann Singers - Great Band With Great Voices (Album) Liberty UK 1961 Sell This Version
RS 830 SD Grant Clarke - Persuasive Percussion Volume 4 album art Enoch Light And His Orchestra Am I Blue (as G. Clarke) Enoch Light And His Orchestra - Persuasive Percussion Volume 4(5x7", Album) Command RS 830 SD US 1961 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - More Leslie Uggams On TV album art Leslie Uggams With Mitch Miller And The Sing Along Gang* Am I Blue (as G. Clarke) Leslie Uggams With Mitch Miller And The Sing Along Gang* - More Leslie Uggams On TV (Album) Columbia US 1962 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Am I Blue / I Want To Be Loved album art Dinah Washington Am I Blue (as G. Clarke) Dinah Washington - Am I Blue / I Want To Be Loved (Single) Mercury Australia 1962 Sell This Version
DLP 25511, DLP 25,511 Grant Clarke - The Ballad Of Jed Clampett album art Jo Ann Castle Ragtime Cowboy Joe (as G. Clarke) Jo Ann Castle - The Ballad Of Jed Clampett(LP, Album) Dot Records, Dot Records DLP 25511, DLP 25,511 US 1963 Sell This Version
VJS-1031 Grant Clarke - Bill Henderson album art Bill Henderson (3) Am I Blue (as G. Clarke) Bill Henderson (3) - Bill Henderson(7", Jukebox) Vee Jay Records VJS-1031 US 1963 Sell This Version
SEP-515 Grant Clarke - My Man album art Walter Gates & His Orchestra* Second Hand Rose (as G. Clarke) and 1 more… Walter Gates & His Orchestra* - My Man(7", Jukebox) Swan SEP-515 US 1964 Sell This Version
SW-515 Grant Clarke - My Man album art Walter Gates And His Orchestra* Second Hand Rose (as G. Clarke) and 1 more… Walter Gates And His Orchestra* - My Man(LP) Swan SW-515 US 1964 Sell This Version
CS 9209 Grant Clarke - My Name Is Barbra, Two... album art Barbra Streisand Second Hand Rose (as G. Clarke) and 1 more… Barbra Streisand - My Name Is Barbra, Two...(LP, Album) Columbia CS 9209 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
HL 7333 Grant Clarke - The Fabulous Les Paul & Mary Ford album art Les Paul & Mary Ford Am I Blue (as G. Clarke) Les Paul & Mary Ford - The Fabulous Les Paul & Mary Ford(LP, Comp) Harmony (4) HL 7333 US 1965 Sell This Version
EP 6150 Grant Clarke - Second Hand Rose album art Barbra Streisand Second Hand Rose (as G. Clarke) Barbra Streisand - Second Hand Rose(7", EP) CBS EP 6150 UK 1966 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Second Hand Rose / The Kind Of Man A Woman Needs album art Barbra Streisand Second Hand Rose (as G. Clarke) Barbra Streisand - Second Hand Rose / The Kind Of Man A Woman Needs (Single) CBS Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
Grant Clarke - Second Hand Rose / He Touched Me album art Barbra Streisand Second Hand Rose (as G. Clarke) Barbra Streisand - Second Hand Rose / He Touched Me (Single, EP) CBS UK 1966 Sell This Version