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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 151-175 of 2123 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-14514 10-in. 2/26/1914 Orange blossom time is June Henry Burr ; Helen Clark Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14515 10-in. 2/26/1914 Mother Henry Burr ; Helen Clark Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14516 10-in. 2/26/1914 Let by-gones be by-gones (And let us be sweethearts again) Henry Burr ; Helen Clark Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14551 10-in. 3/10/1914 The Irish tango Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14559 10-in. 3/10/1914 While they were dancing around Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14578 10-in. 3/17/1914 On the shores of Italy Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14579 10-in. 3/17/1914 Off with the old love, on with the new Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with bells and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14654 10-in. 4/1/1914 My lovin' dancing man Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14655 10-in. 4/1/1914 This is the life Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14656 10-in. 4/1/1914 If I had someone like you at home (I wouldn't want to go out) Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14746 10-in. 4/22/1914 Alice of old Vincennes Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14747 10-in. 4/22/1914 You broke my heart to pass the time away Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14748 10-in. 4/22/1914 In the valley of the moon Henry Burr ; Helen Clark Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14749 10-in. 4/22/1914 Kiss me again (I like it) Henry Burr ; Helen Clark Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14813 10-in. 5/11/1914 The rose of the mountain trail Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14814 10-in. 5/11/1914 When it's moonlight on the Alamo Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14825 10-in. 5/15/1914 Over the Alpine mountains Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14826 10-in. 5/15/1914 On the banks of the Brandywine Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14960 10-in. 6/16/1914 I'm coming back to Dixie and you Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14961 10-in. 6/16/1914 The high cost of loving Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14962 10-in. 6/16/1914 The minstrel show parade Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14996 10-in. 6/24/1914 Meet me in blossom time Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell ; Will Oakland Male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14997 10-in. 6/24/1914 Dear love days Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell ; Will Oakland Male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14998 10-in. 6/24/1914 Everything reminds me of that old sweetheart of mine Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell ; Will Oakland Male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15134 10-in. 8/17/1914 In the palace of dreams Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 151-175 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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