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Nora Bayes

Nora Bayes (born Rachel Eleonora "Dora" Goldberg; October 3, 1880 – March 19, 1928) was an American singer and vaudeville performer who was popular internationally between the 1900s and 1920s. She is credited with co-writing the song "Shine On, Harvest Moon" and performed many successful songs during the First World War, including "Over There." She was also noted for her independent views and unconventional private life, becoming an early media celebrity. She made over 160 recordings.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 8, 1880 (Joliet), Died March 19, 1928 (Brooklyn)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal, composer, songwriter, lyricist, speaker, arranger

Notes: Nora Bayes was married to Jack Norworth between 1908 and 1913. Sheet music and U.S. Copyright Office records for the song "When Jack comes sailing home" credit her for music and lyrics as "Nora Bayes-Norworth."

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 175 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-6500 10-in. 10/3/1908 When Jack comes sailing home Harvey Hindermyer Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-6666 10-in. 12/15/1908 Shine on, harvest moon Harry Macdonough ; Miss Walton Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8225 10-in. 9/10/1909 I'm glad I'm a boy—I'm glad I'm a girl Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8630 10-in. 2/15/1910 Shine on, harvest moon barn dance Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-8700 10-in. 3/7/1910 Has anybody here seen Kelly? Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-8701 12-in. 3/7/1910 Come along, my Mandy Nora Bayes ; Jack Norworth Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal, lyricist  
Victor C-8702 12-in. 3/7/1910 Shine on, harvest moon Nora Bayes ; Jack Norworth Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal, composer  
Victor B-8707 10-in. 3/14/1910 Back to my old home town Jack Norworth Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-8708 10-in. 3/14/1910 Daffydils Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal, songwriter  
Victor C-8709 12-in. 3/14/1910 Young America Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal, songwriter  
Victor B-8791 10-in. 4/4/1910 That lovin' rag Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-8888 10-in. 4/25/1910 Sadie Brady Jack Norworth Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-8915 10-in. 5/5/1910 Medley of Bayes-Norworth hits Victor Orchestra Orchestra songwriter  
Victor C-8998 12-in. 5/20/1910 Rosa Rosetta Nora Bayes ; Jack Norworth Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-9091 12-in. 6/15/1910 What good is water when you're dry? Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-9632 10-in. 11/8/1910 For months and months and months Jack Norworth Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-9633 12-in. 11/8/1910 How can they tell that Oi'm Irish? Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal, songwriter  
Victor B-9829 10-in. 1/20/1911 Everyone in favor, say 'Aye' Jack Norworth Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor C-9830 12-in. 1/20/1911 Turn off your light, Mr. Moon Man Nora Bayes ; Jack Norworth Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal, songwriter  
Victor B-10222 10-in. 4/24/1911 No more staying out late Jack Norworth Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-10223 10-in. 4/24/1911 Please go find my Billie-boy Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-10224 10-in. 4/24/1911 Strawberries Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-14206 10-in. 12/17/1913 Harmony baby Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal, lyricist  
Victor B-14209 10-in. 12/17/1913 You can't get away from it Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-14210 10-in. 12/17/1913 The good ship Mary Ann Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 175 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bayes, Nora," accessed April 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106524.

Bayes, Nora. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106524.

"Bayes, Nora." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106524

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