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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 26-50 of 1788 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-463 10-in. 9/29/1903 By the sycamore tree Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-464 7-in. 9/29/1903 Show the white of your eye Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-464 10-in. 9/29/1903 Show the white of your eye Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-884 7-in. 1/7/1904 Dear Sing-Sing Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-884 10-in. 1/7/1904 Dear Sing Sing Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-885 7-in. 1/7/1904 Mary Ellen Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-885 10-in. 1/7/1904 Mary Ellen Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-886 7-in. 1/7/1904 I'm on the water wagon now Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-886 10-in. 1/7/1904 I'm on the water wagon now Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-887 7-in. 1/7/1904 It must be lovely to be on the stage Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-887 10-in. 1/7/1904 Isn't it lovely to be on the stage Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-888 7-in. 1/7/1904 Under the Anheuser bush Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-888 10-in. 1/7/1904 Under the Anheuser bush Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-889 10-in. 1/7/1904 I like you, Lil, for fair Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-890 7-in. 1/7/1904 Goodbye, Eliza Jane Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-1078 7-in. 3/7/1904 The Irish, the Irish Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1078 10-in. 3/7/1904 The Irish, the Irish Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-1079 7-in. 3/7/1904 I wonder what makes it snow Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1079 10-in. 3/7/1904 I wonder what makes it snow Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-1080 7-in. 3/7/1904 Under the Anheuser bush Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1080 10-in. 3/7/1904 Under the Anheuser bush Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1157 10-in. 3/23/1904 Cordalia Malone Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1158 10-in. 3/23/1904 Ain't it funny what a difference just a few hours make Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-1158 12-in. 10/11/1904 Ain't it funny what a difference just a few hours make Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1159 10-in. 3/23/1904 Possum pie Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 26-50 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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