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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 51-75 of 1788 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-1166 10-in. 3/25/1904 Toyland Haydn Quartet ; Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-1166 12-in. 3/25/1904 Toyland Haydn Quartet ; Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-1370 7-in. 5/28/1904 The ghost that never walked Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1370 10-in. 5/28/1904 The ghost that never walked Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-1371 7-in. 5/28/1904 Meet me in St. Louis, Louis Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1371 10-in. 5/28/1904 Meet me in St. Louis, Louis Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-1372 7-in. 5/28/1904 Save it for me Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1372 10-in. 5/28/1904 Save it for me Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-1373 7-in. 5/28/1904 The man with the ladder and the hose Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1373 10-in. 5/28/1904 The man with the ladder and the hose Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-1374 7-in. 5/28/1904 My kangaroo Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1374 10-in. 5/28/1904 My kangaroo Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-1377 12-in. 5/27/1904 Jolly fellows waltz Arthur Pryor's Band Band vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-1379 10-in. 10/8/1926 The jolly coppersmith Arthur Pryor's Band Band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-1382 10-in. 11/10/1925 The warbler's serenade Arthur Pryor's Band Band, with whistling chorus vocalist, whistling  
Victor A-1579 7-in. 7/11/1904 A bit o' blarney Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1579 10-in. 7/11/1904 A bit o' blarney Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-1580 7-in. 7/11/1904 I've got a feeling for you Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1580 10-in. 7/11/1904 I've got a feeling for you Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-1581 7-in. 7/11/1904 Please come and play in my yard Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1581 10-in. 7/11/1904 Please come and play in my yard Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-1582 7-in. 7/11/1904 Come take a trip in my airship Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1582 10-in. 7/11/1904 Come take a trip in my airship Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1583 10-in. 7/11/1904 Mandy Lou Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-1583 7-in. 7/11/1904 Mandy Lou Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 51-75 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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