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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 251-275 of 2123 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-17084 10-in. 1/31/1916 Young America, we're strong for you Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17085 10-in. 1/31/1916 Sweet cider time when you are mine Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17146 10-in. 2/11/1916 Sighing Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17147 10-in. 2/11/1916 Goodbye, good luck, God bless you (Is all that I can say) Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with bells and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17259 10-in. 3/6/1916 Down where the Swanee River flows Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17260 10-in. 3/6/1916 Luana Lou Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with mandolin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17305 10-in. 3/15/1916 She was a girl I used to know Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17306 10-in. 3/15/1916 Put your arms around me, Lindy Lou Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17352 10-in. 3/22/1916 Shades of night Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17353 10-in. 3/22/1916 Your wife Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17354 10-in. 3/22/1916 Goodnight dear, goodnight Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with harp and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17426 10-in. 4/3/1916 Oh, Joe, with your fiddle and bow, you stole my heart away Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17427 10-in. 4/3/1916 Arrah go on, I'm gonna go back to Oregon Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17458 10-in. 4/7/1916 There's a Quaker down in Quaker town Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17459 10-in. 4/7/1916 I've lost you, so why should I care Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17542 10-in. 4/27/1916 The Honolulu blues Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with mandolin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17549 10-in. 4/27/1916 On the Old Dominion line Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17704 10-in. 5/18/1916 There's a garden in old Italy Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17705 10-in. 5/18/1916 Honolulu Lou Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with mandolin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17706 10-in. 5/18/1916 Mulberry moon Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17765 10-in. 6/2/1916 When the sun goes down in Romany Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17781 10-in. 6/2/1916 Do what your mother did (I'll do the same as your dad) Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17979 10-in. 7/13/1916 On the South Sea isle Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra and guitars vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18020 10-in. 6/26/1916 Welcome, honey, to your old plantation home Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with banjo and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18021 10-in. 6/26/1916 Dear old dreamy Honolulu town Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with mandolin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 251-275 of 2123 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burr, Henry," accessed April 13, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106645.

Burr, Henry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106645.

"Burr, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 13 April 2021.

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