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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 76-100 of 1788 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor A-1675 7-in. 9/8/1904 Teasing Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1675 10-in. 9/8/1904 Teasing Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-1676 7-in. 9/8/1904 Just an ever-loving girl Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1676 10-in. 9/8/1904 Just a little ever loving girl Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-1677 7-in. 9/8/1904 The goo-goo man Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1677 10-in. 9/8/1904 The goo-goo man Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-1678 7-in. 9/8/1904 Oh bliss! Oh joy! Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1678 10-in. 9/8/1904 Oh bliss! Oh joy! Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-1679 7-in. 9/8/1904 Oh gee! It's great to be crazy Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1679 10-in. 9/8/1904 Oh gee! It's great to be crazy Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1756 10-in. 10/11/1904 Heinie Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1757 10-in. 10/11/1904 By the sycamore tree Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1758 10-in. 10/11/1904 The belle of the silvery Nile Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1918 10-in. 11/10/1904 Can't you see my heart beats all for you? Billy Murray ; Len Spencer Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1919 10-in. 11/10/1904 Shame on you Billy Murray ; Len Spencer Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1920 10-in. 11/10/1904 Don't cry Katie dear Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1921 10-in. 11/10/1904 What the brass band played Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1923 10-in. 11/10/1904 Dan, Dan, Danuel Billy Murray ; Len Spencer Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1991 10-in. 12/2/1904 The Yankee Doodle boy Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-1991 7-in. 11/9/1905 The Yankee Doodle boy Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor D-1991 14-in. 11/9/1905 The Yankee Doodle boy Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-1991 8-in. 1/19/1906 The Yankee Doodle boy Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1992 10-in. 12/2/1904 Bible stories Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1993 10-in. 12/2/1904 Let's all go up to Maud's Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-1994 10-in. 12/2/1904 Down in the subway Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 76-100 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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