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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 301-325 of 2123 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-18693 12-in. 11/23/1916 Sometime Raymond Hitchcock Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18697 10-in. 11/27/1916 My Hawaiian sunshine Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra and guitars vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18710 10-in. 11/15/1916 I'm coming back to California Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18711 10-in. 11/15/1916 Keep your eye on the girlie you love Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18712 10-in. 11/15/1916 On the old bob sled Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18723 10-in. 11/20/1916 Rolling stones Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18724 10-in. 11/20/1916 'Twas only an Irishman's dream Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-18752 12-in. 11/23/1916 Court scene in Carolina Victor Vaudeville Company Descriptive scene, unaccompanied vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-18753 12-in. 11/23/1916 Darktown campmeetin' experiences Victor Vaudeville Company Descriptive scene, unaccompanied vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18829 10-in. 12/11/1916 On Honolulu Bay Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with guitars and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18943 10-in. 12/28/1916 On the Sandwich Isles Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18944 10-in. 12/28/1916 In the days of Old Black Joe Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18945 10-in. 12/28/1916 Yukaloo Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18964 10-in. 1/5/1917 Golden hours Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with violin, cello, harp, and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18978 10-in. 1/11/1917 Where the black-eyed susans grow Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18979 10-in. 1/11/1917 Driving home the sheep with Mary Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-19141 10-in. 1/30/1917 Those Hawaiian melodies Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-19142 10-in. 1/30/1917 The ghost of the ukulele Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-19143 10-in. 1/30/1917 From here to Shanghai Gene Greene ; Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-19165 10-in. 2/12/1917 Indiana Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with harp and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-19166 10-in. 2/12/1917 That girl of mine Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-19177 10-in. 2/14/1917 To any girl Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-19178 10-in. 2/14/1917 May heaven bless your wedding day Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-19304 10-in. 2/21/1917 America, here's my boy Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-19305 10-in. 2/21/1917 There's no more harmony at home sweet home Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 301-325 of 2123 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burr, Henry," accessed April 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106645.

Burr, Henry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106645.

"Burr, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 April 2021.

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