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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 126-150 of 2123 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-13635 10-in. 7/25/1913 Honey, you were made for me Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13636 10-in. 7/25/1913 When you haven't a beautiful girl Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13637 10-in. 7/25/1913 Paradise for two Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13642 10-in. 7/28/1913 Ragtime wedding bells Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13643 10-in. 7/28/1913 Goodbye summer! So long fall! Hello wintertime! Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13848 10-in. 9/24/1913 Ragging the nursery rhymes Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13849 10-in. 9/24/1913 Somewhere a voice is calling Harry McClaskey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13850 10-in. 9/24/1913 Dinah Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13851 10-in. 9/24/1913 My lovin' melody man Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14011 10-in. 10/29/1913 On a good old-time sleigh ride Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14012 10-in. 10/29/1913 What d'ye mean you lost yer dog? Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14013 10-in. 10/29/1913 Come, my honey, come Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14034 10-in. 11/5/1913 Sweet Anna Marie Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14035 10-in. 11/5/1913 Flow along, River Tennessee (To the home of the girl I love) Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14036 10-in. 11/5/1913 Take me back Henry Burr Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14091 10-in. 11/18/1913 I'm on my way to Mandalay Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell ; Will Oakland Male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14092 10-in. 11/18/1913 By the old wishing well Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14093 10-in. 11/18/1913 You did (You know you did) Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14184 10-in. 12/11/1913 Don't blame it all on Broadway Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14314 10-in. 1/14/1914 If I had my way Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14324 10-in. 1/14/1914 Don't stop Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14398 10-in. 1/29/1914 In the heart of the city that has no heart Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14399 10-in. 1/29/1914 Would you take me back again Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14400 10-in. 1/29/1914 The song that stole my heart Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-14445 10-in. 5/12/1926 Pilgrim's chorus Victor Male Chorus Tenor vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 126-150 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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