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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 August 17th, 1954 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1941

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

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 1788 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-4445 10-in. 4/29/1907 Kiss, kiss, kiss Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4445 8-in. 4/29/1907 Kiss, kiss, kiss Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4446 10-in. 4/29/1907 It's nice to have a sweetheart Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4446 8-in. 4/29/1907 It's nice to have a sweetheart Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4608 10-in. 6/20/1907 I think I oughtn't auto any more Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4609 10-in. 6/20/1907 Harrigan Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4610 10-in. 6/20/1907 In the land of the buffalo Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4645 10-in. 7/8/1907 Take me where there's a big brass band Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4682 10-in. 7/15/1907 Who? Me? Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4683 10-in. 7/15/1907 Always leave them laughing when you say goodbye Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4694 10-in. 7/23/1907 Be my little teddy bear Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4695 10-in. 7/23/1907 Won't you be my honey? Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4695 8-in. 7/23/1907 Won't you be my honey? Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4782 10-in. 8/9/1907 Honey boy Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with whistling and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4783 10-in. 8/9/1907 Golden rod Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4880 10-in. 10/15/1907 So what's the use? Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4881 10-in. 10/15/1907 Way down in Colon town Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4881 8-in. 10/15/1907 Way down in Colon town Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4893 10-in. 10/23/1907 Somebody's been around here since I've been gone Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4894 10-in. 10/23/1907 Smile, smile, smile Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4894 8-in. 10/23/1907 Smile, smile, smile Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4895 10-in. 10/23/1907 Make believe Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4895 8-in. 10/23/1907 Make believe Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4902 10-in. 11/4/1907 Budweiser's a friend of mine Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4903 10-in. 11/4/1907 I'm happy when the band plays Dixie Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 226-250 of 1788 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Murray, Billy," accessed June 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106525.

Murray, Billy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106525.

"Murray, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 June 2021.

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

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