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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 April 6th, 1941 (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 226-250 of 2123 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-16670 10-in. 10/18/1915 Soldier boy Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16671 10-in. 10/18/1915 The wedding of the sunshine and the rose Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16715 10-in. 10/25/1915 When old Bill Bailey plays the ukalele Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16716 10-in. 10/25/1915 If you only had my disposition Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16717 10-in. 10/25/1915 Alagazam (To the music of the band) Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16718 10-in. 10/25/1915 I think we've got another Washington (And Wilson is his name) Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16728 10-in. 10/28/1915 Georgia moon Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with harp and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16729 10-in. 10/28/1915 In the glory of the moonlight Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16768 10-in. 11/12/1915 You'll be there! Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16777 10-in. 11/17/1915 Allah, give me mine! Harry McClaskey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16778 10-in. 11/17/1915 M-O-T-H-E-R (A word that means the world to me) Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16779 10-in. 11/17/1915 Darling Nellie Gray Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-16779 10-in. 7/2/1925 Darling Nellie Gray Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16780 10-in. 11/17/1915 Old oaken bucket Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16892 10-in. 12/10/1915 Is there still room for me 'neath the old apple tree? Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16893 10-in. 12/10/1915 When it's orange blossom time in Loveland (I'll be waiting at the church for you) Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16917 10-in. 12/17/1915 Come back home to old Kentucky Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16918 10-in. 12/17/1915 When you're dancing the old-fashioned waltz Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16953 10-in. 12/31/1915 The ghost of the terrible blues Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16954 10-in. 12/31/1915 The lights of my home town Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16981 10-in. 1/6/1916 What a wonderful mother you'd be Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16982 10-in. 1/6/1916 Always be Honey to me Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16983 10-in. 1/6/1916 In the glory of the moonlight Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17021 10-in. 1/18/1916 I gave my heart and hand to someone in Dixieland Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17022 10-in. 1/18/1916 Since Mother goes to the movie shows Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 226-250 of 2123 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burr, Henry," accessed October 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106645.

Burr, Henry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106645.

"Burr, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 October 2021.

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