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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 201-225 of 1788 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-4092 10-in. 12/10/1906 The game of peek-a-boo Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4093 8-in. 12/10/1906 Whistle it! Ada Jones ; Frank Kernell [i.e., Samuel H. Dudley] ; Billy Murray Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4093 10-in. 12/13/1906 Whistle it! Ada Jones ; Frank Kernell [i.e., Samuel H. Dudley] ; Billy Murray Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4094 10-in. 12/10/1906 Don't you think it's time to marry? Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4094 8-in. 12/10/1906 Don't you think it's time to marry? Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4139 8-in. 12/13/1906 Ida-ho Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4154 8-in. 12/26/1906 Parody on "Dearie" Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4155 8-in. 12/26/1906 Parodies on popular songs Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4156 10-in. 12/26/1906 Parodies on popular songs (1, 2 & 3) Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4233 10-in. 2/4/1907 Uncle Josh's huskin' bee dance Cal Stewart Descriptive scene, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4274 10-in. 2/28/1907 It's great to be a soldier man Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4275 8-in. 2/28/1907 In Washington Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4276 10-in. 2/28/1907 Man without a woman Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4293 10-in. 3/8/1907 The homesick Yankee Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4293 8-in. 3/8/1907 The homesick Yankee Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4294 8-in. 3/8/1907 San Antonio Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4377 10-in. 4/8/1907 Because I'm married now Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4378 10-in. 4/8/1907 He goes to church on Sunday Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4379 10-in. 4/8/1907 No wedding bells for me Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4379 8-in. 4/8/1907 No wedding bells for me Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4380 10-in. 4/8/1907 Nestle by my side Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4437 8-in. 4/26/1907 I'd rather two-step than waltz, Bill Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor E-4438 8-in. 4/26/1907 Lucia Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4439 10-in. 4/26/1907 Handsome brave life saver Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-4440 10-in. 4/26/1907 Good Mr. Moon Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 201-225 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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