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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 51-75 of 2123 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-10845 12-in. 7/31/1911 Carolina Minstrels, no. 20 Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-10846 10-in. 7/31/1911 Jimmy Valentine Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-10847 10-in. 8/1/1911 Honey girl Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11043 10-in. 9/29/1911 Goodbye, my love, goodbye Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11044 10-in. 9/29/1911 I'll meet you when the sun goes down Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11045 10-in. 9/29/1911 Don't blame me for lovin' you Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11046 10-in. 9/29/1911 In the golden afterwhile Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-11302 12-in. 11/23/1911 Louisiana Minstrels Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11304 10-in. 11/23/1911 'Lizabeth Ann Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11334 10-in. 12/6/1911 Mine Henry Burr Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11335 10-in. 12/6/1911 Come to the ball Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-11336 12-in. 12/6/1911 The day is ended Harry McClaskey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-11352 12-in. 12/11/1911 Arkansas Minstrels Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11431 10-in. 1/5/1912 In a little while Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11432 10-in. 1/5/1912 I'm going back to old Virginia Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11559 10-in. 2/5/1912 Here's love and success to you Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11566 10-in. 2/5/1912 Bring back my golden dreams Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11567 10-in. 2/5/1912 Men of Harlech Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11568 10-in. 2/5/1912 Hear the pickanniny band Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11756 10-in. 3/21/1912 By the old cathedral door Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11757 10-in. 3/21/1912 A wee little drop o' the Cruiskeen lawn Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11758 10-in. 3/21/1912 That raggedy rag Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11759 10-in. 3/21/1912 Rosalie Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-11806 12-in. 3/28/1912 Texas minstrels Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11903 10-in. 4/23/1912 Something's going to happen to you Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 51-75 of 2123 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burr, Henry," accessed March 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106645.

Burr, Henry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106645.

"Burr, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 March 2021.

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