Harry Akst

Harry Akst
Real name
Harry Akst
August 15, 1894
March 31, 1963
United States
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Akst started his career in music in vaudeville as a pianist accompanying singers, but ultimately concentrated on songwriting. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.


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Songs written by Harry Akst

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Am I Blue? Harry Akst, Grant Clarke Ethel Waters May 14, 1929 Covered by (233 artists)
Baby Face Harry Akst, Benny Davis Jan Garber and His Orchestra June 29, 1926 Covered by (116 artists)
Dinah Harry Akst, Joe Young [US1], Sam M. Lewis Eddie Cantor Covered by (245 artists)
Guilty Gus Kahn, Harry Akst, Richard A. Whiting Ruth Etting September 1, 1931 Covered by (46 artists)
Home Again Blues Irving Berlin, Harry Akst Covered by (8 artists)
I'm the Medicine Man for the Blues Harry Akst, Grant Clarke Ted Lewis and His Band May 26, 1929 Covered by (3 artists)
It's a Million to One You're in Love Harry Akst, Benny Davis Vaughn De Leath (The Radio Girl) June 13, 1927 Covered by (4 artists)
Lost My Rhythm, Lost My Music, Lost My Man Harry Akst, Lew Brown, Elsa Maxwell Bob Howard and His Orchestra 1935 Covered by Ambrose and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Evelyn Dall
Nobody Cares if I'm Blue Harry Akst, Grant Clarke Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Vocal Refrain by Frank Luther September 13, 1929 Covered by (10 artists)
She's Got "It" Harry Akst, Benny Davis, L. Wolfe Gilbert University Six (California Ramblers) May 25, 1927 Covered by (3 artists)
Steppin' In Society Harry Akst, Alex Gerber Covered by (5 artists)
There's a Little White House on a Little Green Hill Where the Red, Red Roses Grow Billy Rose, Harry Akst Covered by (6 artists)
Wouldn't It Be Wonderful Harry Akst, Grant Clarke Ted Lewis and His Band May 26, 1929 Covered by (2 artists)

Adapted songs