Harry Akst
The Emerald City Jazz Kings 2016-17
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Harry Akst
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One of the most recorded songwriters of the 1920s and '30s, Harry Akst learned to play piano at the age of five and was already a fully-fledged professional while in his second year of high school. He started out his professional career with a 4-year stint as a pianist in vaudeville accompanying singers such as Nora Bayes, Frank Fay and Al Jolson before moving on to a long and productive career writing for Broadway revues and musicals and Hollywood.
Artwork
 All My Life
(1917) Ladies First
Words & music by Harry Akst, Nora Bayes, Irving Fisher
 Home Again Blues
(1920)
Words by Irving Berlin - Music by Harry Akst
 A Smile Will Go A Long Long Way
(1923)
Words & music by Harry Akst, Benny Davis
 Dinah
(1925)
Words by Joe Young, Sam Lewis - Music by Harry Akst
 Baby Face
(1926)
Words by Benny Davis - Music by Harry Akst
 My Baby Knows How
(1926)
 Gorgeous
(1927)
Words & music by Harry Akst, Benny Davis
 Nobody Cares If I'm Blue
(1929) Bright Lights
Words by Grant Clarke - Music by Harry Akst
 Wouldn't It Be Wonderful
(1929) Is Everybody Happy
Words by Grant Clarke - Music by Harry Akst
 Am I Blue?
(1929) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition
Words by Grant Clarke - Music by Harry Akst
 One Sweet Little Yes
(1929) So Long Letty
Words by Grant Clarke - Music by Harry Akst
 Gypsy Charmer
(1929) The Squall
Words by Grant Clarke - Music by Harry Akst
 Birmingham Bertha
(1929)
Words by Grant Clarke - Music by Harry Akst
 Joan
(1929)
Words by Lewis & Young - Music by Harry Akst
 Guilty
(1931)
Words by Gus Kahn - Music by Harry Akst, Richard Whiting
 Keep That Twinkle In Your Eye
(1936) Paddy O'Day
Words by Edward Eliscu, Sidney Clare - Music by Harry Akst
 Take It Off The "E" String
(1943) Lady Of Burlesque
Words by Sammy Cahn - Music by Harry Akst
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