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Corinne Morgan

Corinne Morgan (16 February 1876 – March 23, 1942) was the stage name of Corinne (or Cora) Welsh. She was a contralto singer and pioneer recording artist who recorded popular songs in the early years of the twentieth century and was best known for her duets with Frank Stanley. Some sources misspell her name as Corrine.

She was born at Commercial Point, Ohio, the daughter of John C. Welsh, a farmer, and later moved to New York City. In 1902, she started recording for the major cylinder recording companies of the day, including Edison and Columbia, although after 1904 most of her recordings were for Victor Records. She was one of the first female singers to record regularly, and mainly recorded sentimental rather than comic songs. Her successful duets with Frank Stanley included "It's a Lovely Day for a Walk" (1903), "Listen to the Mocking Bird" (1904), and "When You and I Were Young, Maggie" (1905). She also recorded with the Haydn Quartet on "Toyland" (from the operetta Babes In Toyland, 1904), "Dearie" (1905) and "How'd You Like to Spoon with Me?" (1906). Her solo recordings included "So Long, Mary" (1906), and "Lullaby" (1907).

She does not seem to have recorded after 1909, but worked as a professional singer until at least 1919. Most sources give her year of death as 1945, although March 23, 1942 has also been suggested.

Find a Grave lists a Corinne Welch DuMont, who matches the date of birth in this article and her passport application. The NYC Municipal Death Index supports the date of death from 1942 and verifies other facts of her life.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 16th, 1876, Died January 1st, 1945

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1902 - 1923

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 217 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor A-612 7-in. 10/28/1903 'Deed I do Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-612 10-in. 10/28/1903 'Deed I do Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor A-613 7-in. 10/28/1903 Oh that we two were maying Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-613 10-in. 10/28/1903 Oh that we two were maying Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor A-614 7-in. 10/28/1903 It's a lovely day for a walk Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-614 10-in. 10/28/1903 It's a lovely day for a walk Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor A-615 7-in. 10/28/1903 Reuben and Cynthia Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor A-703 7-in. 11/16/1903 The last farewell Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-703 10-in. 11/16/1903 The last farewell Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-704 10-in. 11/16/1903 But the Lord is mindful Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-704 12-in. 11/16/1903 But the Lord is mindful Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor A-705 7-in. 11/16/1903 Mighty lak' a rose Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-706 12-in. 11/16/1903 An Irish folk song Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-706 10-in. 11/16/1903 An Irish folk song Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-707 10-in. 11/16/1903 The parting hour Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-708 10-in. 11/16/1903 In the language of love Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-906 10-in. 1/13/1904 'Deed I do Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet vocalist, contralto  
Victor A-907 7-in. 1/13/1904 Honey Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-907 10-in. 1/13/1904 Honey Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor A-908 7-in. 1/13/1904 The garden of dreams Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-908 10-in. 1/13/1904 The garden of dreams Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor A-910 7-in. 1/13/1904 I love you only Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-910 10-in. 1/13/1904 I love you only Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-1166 10-in. 3/25/1904 Toyland Haydn Quartet ; Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-1166 12-in. 3/25/1904 Toyland Haydn Quartet ; Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
(Results 1-25 of 217 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Morgan, Corinne," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100971.

Morgan, Corinne. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100971.

"Morgan, Corinne." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100971

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