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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 276-300 of 2123 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-18022 10-in. 6/26/1916 It's always Orange Day in California Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18025 10-in. 6/27/1916 Canada, our Canada Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18026 10-in. 6/27/1916 On Lake Champlain Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with harp and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18127 10-in. 7/18/1916 Moonshine Sally Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18128 10-in. 7/18/1916 She is the sunshine of Virginia Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18129 10-in. 7/18/1916 Bachelor days Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18130 10-in. 7/18/1916 When Uncle Sammy leads the band Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18170 10-in. 8/1/1916 Mississippi days Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with banjo and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18171 10-in. 8/1/1916 Just one day Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18188 10-in. 8/8/1916 The eyes of heaven Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18189 10-in. 8/8/1916 When the black sheep comes home Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18190 10-in. 8/8/1916 L-I-B-E-R-T-Y Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18306 10-in. 8/11/1916 Out of the cradle (Into my heart) Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with cello, harp, and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18307 10-in. 8/11/1916 In Florida among the palms Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18308 10-in. 8/11/1916 You were just made to order for me Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18309 10-in. 8/11/1916 On the arm of the old arm chair Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18520 10-in. 10/3/1916 The yellow and the blue Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18521 10-in. 10/3/1916 College days Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18522 10-in. 10/3/1916 Take me to my Alabam' Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18523 10-in. 10/3/1916 When you're five times sweet sixteen Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with bells and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18535 10-in. 10/9/1916 My lonely Lola Lo Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18536 10-in. 10/9/1916 In the sweet long ago Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18556 10-in. 10/17/1916 When Grandma sings the songs she loved at the end of a perfect day Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with violin, cello, and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18557 10-in. 10/17/1916 Don't write me letters (But come right back to me) Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18558 10-in. 10/17/1916 My rosary for you Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 276-300 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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