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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 1776-1788 of 1788 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Leeds & Catlin 9018 10-in. late 1907 Gee whiz! Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin 9024 10-in. late 1907 Make a lot of noise Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin 9091 10-in. late 1907 Way down in Colón town Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin 9109 10-in. late 1907 Make believe Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin 9163 10-in. between 1907 and mid-1908 When a fellow's on the level with a girl that's on the square Billy Murray Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin 9217 10-in. late 1906 or Jan. 1907 I want you Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 1024.1] 10-in. approximately 1905 Yankee boodle Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45563] 10-in. late 1907 Somebody's been around here since I've been gone Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 26] 10-in. approximately 1907 The waning honeymoon Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 4103] 10-in. between late 1903 and 1904 Toyland Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 4105] 10-in. between late 1903 and 1904 General hardtack on guard Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 4238] 10-in. between late 1903 and 1904 That's how I love you, Mame Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45531] 10-in. late 1907 So what's the use? Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1776-1788 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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