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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 2101-2123 of 2123 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 44719.1] 10-in. late 1905-early 1906 Song of sleep Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 44719] 10-in. late 1905-early 1906 Excelsior Henry Burr Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 44724] 10-in. late 1905-early 1906 Violets Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 44728] 10-in. late 1905-early 1906 Sing me to sleep Henry Burr Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 44730] 10-in. late 1905-early 1906 A little boy called "Taps” Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 44733] 10-in. late 1905-early 1906 Crucifix Henry Burr Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 44747] 10-in. late 1905-early 1906 An evening song Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 44748] 10-in. late 1905-early 1906 Go to sea Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 44749] 10-in. late 1905-early 1906 Farewell, my little Yo-san Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 44751] 10-in. late 1905-early 1906 Love's coronation Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 44752] 10-in. late 1905-early 1906 Roses Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 44762] 10-in. late 1905-early 1906 Mona Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 44782] 10-in. early 1906 Goodnight, beloved, goodnight Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 44805] 10-in. early 1906 Where the River Shannon flows Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45213] 10-in. Jan.-July 1906 Where thou can'st rest Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45216] 10-in. Jan.-July 1906 Robin red breast Joseph Belmont ; Henry Burr Male vocal solo and whistling, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45329] 10-in. approximately mid-1906 I'll sing thee songs of Araby Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45330] 10-in. approximately mid-1906 Maritana : In happy moments Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45331] 10-in. approximately mid-1906 Jocelyn : Angels guard thee [Berceuse] Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45349] 10-in. late 1906 Daddy Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45357] 10-in. late 1906 To Mary Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45547.1] 10-in. late 1907 Love me today, tomorrow may never come Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45763] 10-in. between late 1908 and early 1909 Faded rose Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 2101-2123 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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