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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 76-100 of 2123 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-11905 10-in. 4/23/1912 When you're lonesome, don't forget my number Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11908 10-in. 4/23/1912 Sweetheart Sue Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-11971 12-in. 5/2/1912 South Carolina minstrels Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-11991 10-in. 5/7/1912 Tell me, sweet Rose Henry Burr ; Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-12081 12-in. 6/6/1912 Mississippi Minstrels, no. 22 Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12082 10-in. 6/6/1912 Minstrels, no. 21 Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12185 10-in. 7/15/1912 Where the moonbeams gleam Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12186 10-in. 7/15/1912 Luella Lee Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12187 10-in. 7/15/1912 Shamrock belles Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12196 10-in. 7/15/1912 That's how I need you Henry Burr Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-12259 12-in. 7/22/1912 Let's buzz Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-12260 12-in. 7/22/1912 Down on the levee Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12283 10-in. 8/5/1912 I always knew the girl I'd love would be a girl like you Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-12387 12-in. 9/23/1912 Kentucky Minstrels, no. 23 Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12518 10-in. 10/17/1912 Oh, you silv'ry bells Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12519 10-in. 10/17/1912 Whistling Jim Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-12520 12-in. 10/17/1912 Tennessee minstrels, no. 24 Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-12630 12-in. 11/19/1912 Florida Minstrels, no. 25 Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12744 10-in. 12/23/1912 Way back home Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-12745 12-in. 12/23/1912 Military minstrels, no. 26 Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12785 10-in. 1/10/1913 Who's going to love you when I'm gone Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12786 10-in. 1/10/1913 I'd rather be kissed 'neath the mistletoe bough than spoon under any old tree Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12787 10-in. 1/10/1913 When I lost you Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12879 10-in. 2/6/1913 Under the big September moon Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12880 10-in. 2/6/1913 Always take a girl named Daisy ('Cause daisies won't tell) Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 76-100 of 2123 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burr, Henry," accessed March 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106645.

Burr, Henry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106645.

"Burr, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 March 2021.

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