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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 101-125 of 1788 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-2112 10-in. 1/5/1905 Bunker Hill Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2154 10-in. 1/18/1905 Have you seen Maggie Riley? Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2155 10-in. 1/18/1905 Longing for you Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2158 10-in. 1/18/1905 Won't you fondle me Billy Murray ; Bob Roberts Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2159 10-in. 1/18/1905 Oh! Oh! Sallie Billy Murray ; Bob Roberts Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2160 10-in. 1/18/1905 Teasing Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2439 10-in. 4/4/1905 I've got a little money, and I've saved it all for you Billy Murray ; Bob Roberts Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2440 10-in. 4/4/1905 Farewell Mr. Abner Hemingway Billy Murray ; Bob Roberts Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2442 10-in. 4/4/1905 Paddy's Day Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2443 10-in. 4/4/1905 Come take a trip in my airship Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2520 10-in. 5/4/1905 Lazy moon Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2521 10-in. 5/4/1905 Meet me down at Luna, Lena Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2522 10-in. 5/4/1905 It's allus de same in Dixie Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2523 10-in. 5/4/1905 Dinner bells Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2680 10-in. 6/27/1905 Parody on "In the shade of the old apple tree" Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2681 10-in. 6/27/1905 Friends that are good and true Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-2681 12-in. 6/27/1905 Friends that are good and true Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2682 10-in. 6/27/1905 I've sweethearts in every port Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2683 10-in. 6/27/1905 Mr. Moon, kindly come out and shine Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2706 10-in. 8/8/1905 In my merry Oldsmobile Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2707 10-in. 8/8/1905 Absinthe frappé Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2708 10-in. 8/8/1905 The leader of the German band Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2709 10-in. 8/8/1905 The whole Damm family Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2710 10-in. 8/8/1905 My Irish Indian Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2743 10-in. 9/12/1905 Everybody works but Father Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 101-125 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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