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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 176-200 of 2123 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-15135 10-in. 8/17/1914 When you're a long, long way from home Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15197 10-in. 9/18/1914 My little tango girl Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15198 10-in. 9/18/1914 Diane of the green van Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15208 10-in. 9/21/1914 He's a rag picker Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15209 10-in. 9/21/1914 The red, white and blue Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15271 10-in. 10/9/1914 Pull for the shore Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15272 10-in. 10/9/1914 Back to the Carolina you love Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15273 10-in. 10/9/1914 In the land of love with the song birds Joseph Belmont ; Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra and bird effects vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15282 10-in. 10/19/1914 There's a little spark of love still burning Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15283 10-in. 10/19/1914 The dress my mother wore Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15330 10-in. 11/4/1914 You are the rose that will never die Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15331 10-in. 11/4/1914 You are the rose of my heart Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15332 10-in. 11/4/1914 In the hills of old Kentucky Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15333 10-in. 11/4/1914 Just close your eyes, big moon Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15406 10-in. 11/18/1914 Tip-top Tipperary Mary Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15407 10-in. 11/18/1914 When all the world's at peace Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15543 10-in. 12/24/1914 Way down on Tampa Bay Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15545 10-in. 12/24/1914 Lucille Love Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15588 10-in. 1/13/1915 Virginia Lee Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15589 10-in. 1/13/1915 Somebody knows Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15590 10-in. 1/13/1915 Stay down here where you belong Henry Burr Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15622 10-in. 1/25/1915 Don't blame me for what happens in the moonlight (Blame the moon) Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15624 10-in. 1/25/1915 When my ship comes in Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15686 10-in. 10/4/1915 When I leave the world behind Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15733 10-in. 2/24/1915 The syncopated walk Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 176-200 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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