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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 26-50 of 2123 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-8125 10-in. 7/20/1909 Do they think of me at home? Metropolitan Trio Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-8126 10-in. 7/20/1909 Juanita Metropolitan Trio Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-8151 10-in. 8/18/1909 There'll come a day Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-8152 10-in. 8/18/1909 My prairie song bird Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-8153 10-in. 8/18/1909 I am praying for you Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-8414 12-in. 12/1/1909 Virginia minstrels, no. 18 Minstrels [Victor Records group] Minstrels vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-8415 12-in. 12/1/1909 Medley of Foster songs Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-8680 12-in. 3/3/1910 Alabama minstrels Minstrels [Victor Records group] Minstrels vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-8956 10-in. 5/13/1910 The moonlight, the rose and you Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-8957 10-in. 5/13/1910 Singing bird Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9345 10-in. 8/16/1910 I've got the time, I've got the place, but it's hard to find the girl Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-9585 12-in. 10/27/1910 Minstrels, no. 17 Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-9586 12-in. 10/27/1910 Minstrels, no. 18 Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9658 10-in. 11/17/1910 Norine Maureen Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9808 10-in. 1/13/1911 Will the roses bloom in heaven Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9809 10-in. 1/13/1911 Day dreams, visions of bliss Henry Burr ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9810 10-in. 1/13/1911 Love is like a red, red rose Henry Burr ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-10624 10-in. 6/28/1911 Save up your kisses for a rainy day Henry Burr ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-10625 10-in. 6/28/1911 When you're in town Henry Burr ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-10632 10-in. 6/30/1911 Wanted, a harp like the angels play Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-10633 10-in. 6/30/1911 The harp that once thro' Tara's halls Henry Burr Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-10814 10-in. 7/21/1911 By the dear old river Rhine Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-10815 10-in. 7/21/1911 Down in Sunshine Valley Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-10816 10-in. 7/21/1911 Waiting down by the Mississippi shore Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-10844 10-in. 7/31/1911 Down de Lovers' Lane Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 26-50 of 2123 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burr, Henry," accessed February 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106645.

Burr, Henry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106645.

"Burr, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 February 2021.

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