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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 201-225 of 2123 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-15734 10-in. 2/24/1915 That southern hospitality Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15735 10-in. 2/24/1915 Maybe a day, maybe a year Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15810 10-in. 3/18/1915 I'm on my way to Dublin Bay Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15811 10-in. 3/18/1915 Don't take my darling boy away Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15828 10-in. 3/24/1915 My own Venetian Rose Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15829 10-in. 3/24/1915 Moonlight on the Rhine Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15864 10-in. 4/7/1915 I'm proud to be the mother of a boy like you Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15865 10-in. 4/7/1915 My bird of paradise Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16033 10-in. 5/18/1915 There's a little white church in the valley Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16034 10-in. 5/18/1915 We'll have a jubilee in my old Kentucky home Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16072 10-in. 6/4/1915 Norway Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with bells and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16073 10-in. 6/4/1915 My little girl Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16095 10-in. 6/11/1915 Jane Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16096 10-in. 6/11/1915 Oh! You bundle of joy Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16122 10-in. 6/21/1915 Firefly, my pretty firefly Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16187 10-in. 7/8/1915 When it's peach picking time in Delaware Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16188 10-in. 7/8/1915 Summer moon Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16199 10-in. 7/13/1915 You're just homesick, that's all Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16200 10-in. 7/13/1915 Come back, Dixie Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16219 10-in. 7/22/1915 Painting that mother of mine Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16343 10-in. 8/11/1915 Bounce me, John, I've rubber heels on Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16344 10-in. 8/11/1915 In blinky, winky, chinky Chinatown Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16541 10-in. 9/27/1915 In Alabama, dear, with you Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16585 10-in. 10/4/1915 There's a little lane without a turning (On the way to home sweet home) Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-16605 10-in. 9/27/1915 To Lou Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 201-225 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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