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Henry Burr

Henry Burr (January 15, 1882 – April 6, 1941) was a Canadian singer, radio performer and producer. He was born Harry Haley McClaskey and used Henry Burr as one of his many pseudonyms, in addition to Irving Gillette, Henry Gillette, Alfred Alexander, Robert Rice, Carl Ely, Harry Barr, Frank Knapp, Al King, and Shamus McClaskey. He produced more than 12,000 recordings, by his own estimate, and some of his most popular recordings included "Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight", "Till We Meet Again" with Albert Campbell, "Beautiful Ohio", "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" "When I Lost You" and "In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree". A tenor, he performed as a soloist and in duets, trios and quartets.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 15th, 1882 (St. Stephen, New Brunswick), Died Chicago

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, lyricist, leader, performer, speaker, composer

Notes: Original name: Harry McClaskey.

See Also: McClaskey, Harry

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 2123 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-1379 10-in. 10/8/1926 The jolly coppersmith Arthur Pryor's Band Band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2107 10-in. 1/4/1905 To my first love Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2108 10-in. 1/4/1905 Loch Lomond Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2109 10-in. 1/4/1905 Daddy Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2458 10-in. 4/7/1905 Honey, I'm waiting Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2459 10-in. 4/7/1905 In the shade of the old apple tree Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-2459 12-in. 4/7/1905 In the shade of the old apple tree Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2460 10-in. 4/7/1905 Bonnie Doon Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2894 10-in. 11/17/1905 John Anderson, my jo Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-2895 10-in. 11/17/1905 Scots, wha' hae wi' Wallace bled Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-2896 12-in. 11/17/1905 Love's coronation Henry Burr Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-6030 10-in. 3/14/1908 I love, and the world is mine Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-6031 10-in. 3/14/1908 I want you Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-6123 10-in. 4/21/1908 Come where my love lies dreaming Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-6155 10-in. 4/28/1908 Wanderer's night song Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-6156 10-in. 4/28/1908 I'm starving for one sight of you Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-6231 10-in. 5/26/1908 Old black Joe Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-6250 10-in. 6/5/1908 Jock o' Hazeldean Henry Burr Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-6251 10-in. 6/5/1908 You have always been the same old pal Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-6357 10-in. 8/21/1908 If you'll remember me Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-6831 10-in. 2/24/1909 To the end of the world with you Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-7011 10-in. 4/26/1909 Liza Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-8079 10-in. 6/28/1909 Dublin daisies Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-8123 10-in. 7/20/1909 Along the river of time Metropolitan Trio Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-8124 10-in. 7/20/1909 I'll be home at harvest time Metropolitan Trio Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 2123 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burr, Henry," accessed September 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106645.

Burr, Henry. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106645.

"Burr, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 September 2020.

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