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Billy Murray

William Thomas "Billy" Murray (May 25, 1877 – August 17, 1954) was one of the most popular singers in the United States in the early 20th century. While he received star billing in vaudeville, he was best known for his prolific work in the recording studio, making records for almost every record label of the era.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 25th, 1877 (Philadelphia), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, speaker, performer, sound effects, whistling, vocalist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 1775 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor A-386 7-in. 9/2/1903 I'm thinking of you all de while Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-386 10-in. 9/2/1903 I'm thinking of you all de while Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-387 7-in. 9/2/1903 Alec Busby, don't go away Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-387 10-in. 9/2/1903 Alec Busby, don't go away Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-388 7-in. 9/2/1903 Won't you kindly hum 'Home sweet home' to me Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-388 10-in. 9/2/1903 Won't you kindly hum 'Home sweet home' to me Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-389 7-in. 9/2/1903 Up in a cocoanut tree Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-389 10-in. 9/10/1903 Up in a cocoanut tree Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-390 7-in. 9/2/1903 My little 'rang outang Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-390 10-in. 9/10/1903 My little 'rang outang Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-412 7-in. 9/10/1903 Under a Panama Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-412 10-in. 9/10/1903 Under a Panama Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-413 7-in. 9/10/1903 I never could love like that Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-413 10-in. 9/10/1903 I never could love like that Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-445 7-in. 9/23/1903 General Hard Tack on guard Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-445 10-in. 9/23/1903 General Hard Tack on guard Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-446 7-in. 9/23/1903 When we were two little boys Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-446 10-in. 9/23/1903 When we were two little boys Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-460 10-in. 9/29/1903 It takes the Irish to beat the Dutch Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-460 7-in. 9/29/1903 It takes the Irish to beat the Dutch Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-461 7-in. 9/29/1903 Wouldn't that make you hungry Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-461 10-in. 9/29/1903 Wouldn't that make you hungry Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-462 7-in. 9/29/1903 I like you, Lil, for fair Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-462 10-in. 9/29/1903 I like you, Lil, for fair Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-463 7-in. 9/29/1903 By the sycamore tree Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 1775 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Murray, Billy," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106525.

Murray, Billy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106525.

"Murray, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106525

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