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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 126-150 of 1788 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-2744 10-in. 9/12/1905 Drummer song Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2745 10-in. 9/12/1905 Miss Dolly Dollars selection Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2746 10-in. 9/12/1905 My Irish maid Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2747 10-in. 9/12/1905 Put me in my little cell Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2874 10-in. 11/9/1905 Good bye Flo Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2875 10-in. 11/9/1905 Don't be what you ain't Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2876 10-in. 11/9/1905 Robinson Crusoe's isle Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-2902 10-in. 11/10/1925 The whistler and his dog Arthur Pryor's Band Band, with whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor A-2924 7-in. 1/10/1906 The jolly blacksmiths Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2924 10-in. 12/6/1905 The jolly blacksmiths Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2971 10-in. 12/22/1905 Gee, but this is a lonesome town! Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2996 10-in. 1/10/1906 The only one Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3018 10-in. 1/19/1906 Cheyenne Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-3018 8-in. 4/27/1906 Cheyenne Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3019 10-in. 1/19/1906 Goodbye Maggie Doyle Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-3019 8-in. 1/19/1906 Goodbye Maggie Doyle Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3020 10-in. 1/19/1906 G. O. P. Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor A-3086 7-in. 2/6/1906 The grand old rag Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3086 10-in. 2/6/1906 The grand old rag Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-3086 8-in. 2/9/1906 The grand old rag Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-3087 12-in. 2/6/1906 Just a little rocking chair and you Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3089 10-in. 2/7/1906 The new 'Glory' song Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-3090 12-in. 2/7/1906 Moon dear Haydn Quartet ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal quartet and male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-3096 12-in. 2/9/1906 Keep on the sunny side Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3097 10-in. 2/9/1906 College life Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 126-150 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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