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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 101-125 of 2123 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-12881 10-in. 2/6/1913 Why did you make me care? Henry Burr Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12967 10-in. 3/6/1913 Those ragtime melodies Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12968 10-in. 3/6/1913 At the devil's ball Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12969 10-in. 3/6/1913 Bobbin' up and down Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-12970 12-in. 3/6/1913 Rubetown Minstrels Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13000 10-in. 3/18/1913 Let me see your rainbow smile Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with bells and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13001 10-in. 3/18/1913 Take me to Roseland, my beautiful Rose Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13002 10-in. 3/18/1913 Last night was the end of the world Henry Burr Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13088 10-in. 4/7/1913 Sail on, silv'ry moon Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13089 10-in. 4/7/1913 Back to the old folks at home Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13161 10-in. 4/18/1913 That wonderful woodland band Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13166 10-in. 4/18/1913 San Francisco bound Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13167 10-in. 4/18/1913 My Turkish Opal Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13168 10-in. 4/18/1913 Georgia land Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13311 10-in. 5/14/1913 Harmony Joe Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-13312 12-in. 5/14/1913 North Carolina Minstrels Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13313 10-in. 5/14/1913 Hail, Pennsylvania! Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13314 10-in. 5/14/1913 Alma mater Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13398 10-in. 6/6/1913 Snow deer Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13399 10-in. 6/6/1913 When I want a little loving Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13400 10-in. 6/6/1913 The ould plaid shawl Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13558 10-in. 7/10/1913 Love me while the lovin' is good Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13559 10-in. 7/10/1913 When dreams come true Henry Burr Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13560 10-in. 7/10/1913 Salvation Nell Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-13561 12-in. 7/10/1913 Missouri minstrels Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 101-125 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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