GENE AUSTIN - Encore 1
SCREEN & RADIO FAVORITE
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popular composer, screen, radio &
recording artist during the mid 1920's into the 1930's.
He was known as "the voice of the south land" and a
pioneer In the "crooning" style of singing.
A jazz artist at heart, he was equally at home singing
country ballads, blues and spirituals.
His improvisational style apparent in his recordings, added a
unique flavor to his interpretations.
Austin was a nightclub entertainer in the 1930s, but then his career
After his life was dramatized in a television special in the late 1950s,
he resumed nightclub appearances.
He continued to write songs until the last ten months of his life, when he
developed lung cancer.
Austin spent most of his adult life in Las Vegas, Nevada and in 1962
he ran for governor there, but lost badly to the incumbent, Grant Sawyer.
He was married five times.
Austin died on January 24, 1972 in Palm Springs, California.
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CD's (where available):
1-EVERYTHING IS HOTSY TOTSY NOW - REC 1925 - VICTOR 19656A
2-YES SIR, THAT'S MY BABY - REC 1925 - VICTOR 19656B
3-SLEEPY TIME GAL - REC 1925 - VICTOR 19899A
4-FIVE FOOT TWO, EYES OF BLUE - REC 1925 - VICTOR 19899B
5-YA GOTTA KNOW HOW TO LOVE - REC 1926 - VICTOR 20044A
6-BYE BYE BLACKBIRD - REC 1926 - VICTOR 20044B
7-TAMIAMI TRAIL - REC 1926 - VICTOR 20084A
8-BUT I DO, YOU KNOW THAT I DO - REC 1926 - VICTOR 20084B
9-FOR MY SWEETHEART - REC 1926 - VICTOR 20143A
10-ME TOO - REC 1926 - VICTOR 20143B
11-I'VE GOT THE GIRL - REC 1926 - VICTOR 20397B
12-THINKING OF YOU - REC 1927 - VICTOR 20411A
13-SUNDAY - REC 1927 - VICTOR 20411B
14-FORGIVE ME - REC 1927 - VICTOR 20561A
15-SOMEDAY SWEETHEART - REC 1927 - VICTOR 20561B
16-MUDDY WATER - REC 1927 - VICTOR 20569A
17-THE LONESOME ROAD - REC 1927 - VICTOR 21098A
18-I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE - REC 1928 - VICTOR 21798A
19-WEARY RIVER - REC 1929 - VICTOR 21856A
20-ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER - REC 1930 - VICTOR 22451A