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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 151-175 of 1788 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-3122 10-in. 2/19/1906 Let me write what I never dared to tell John H. Bieling ; Haydn Quartet ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal quartet, with vocal soloists and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3123 10-in. 2/19/1906 The old-time religion Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3124 10-in. 2/19/1906 Tell Mother I'll be there Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3203 10-in. 3/23/1906 Is it warm enough for you? Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-3203 8-in. 3/23/1906 Is it warm enough for you? Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3204 10-in. 3/23/1906 Let me see you smile Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-3204 8-in. 3/23/1906 Let me see you smile Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-3249 12-in. 4/5/1906 The jokesmiths Billy Murray ; Len Spencer Comic dialogue, with orchestra speaker  
Victor C-3250 12-in. 4/5/1906 Pat and Mike Magee Billy Murray ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene, with orchestra speaker  
Victor B-3251 10-in. 4/5/1906 You look awful good to Father Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-3251 8-in. 4/5/1906 You look awful good to Father Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3329 10-in. 4/24/1906 Molly Malone Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3330 10-in. 4/24/1906 Nothing like that in our family Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-3330 8-in. 4/24/1906 Nothing like that in our family Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3332 10-in. 4/24/1906 Crocodile Isle Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3347 10-in. 4/27/1906 I'm on the water wagon now Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-3347 8-in. 4/27/1906 I'm on the water wagon now Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-3348 8-in. 4/27/1906 When we were two little boys Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3370 10-in. 5/8/1906 It takes the Irish to beat the Dutch Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-3370 8-in. 5/8/1906 It takes the Irish to beat the Dutch Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3371 10-in. 5/8/1906 Please come and play in my yard Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-3372 8-in. 5/8/1906 Mother, pin a rose on me Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-3378 12-in. 5/10/1906 When love is young Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-3380 10-in. 5/10/1906 Waltz me around again, Willie Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-3380 8-in. 5/10/1906 Waltz me around again, Willie Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 151-175 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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