Ed Morton

Edward Farren Morton (May 15, 1870 – April 11, 1938), was an American singer and comedian who recorded during the ragtime era. Known as "The Singing Cop", he has been described as "one of the most extraordinary performers of the early recording industry."

Birth and Death Data: Born May 15, 1870 (Philadelphia), Died April 11, 1938

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1914

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal, lyricist, composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 75 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-4709 12-in. 7/25/1907 That's gratitude Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-4710 10-in. 7/25/1907 Just a friend of the family Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-4735 10-in. 8/1/1907 Ain't goin' be no rine Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-4736 10-in. 8/1/1907 Mariuccia danca da-hootch-a-ma-kootch Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-4737 10-in. 8/1/1907 Brother Noah gave out checks for rain Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-5088 10-in. 2/20/1908 Just because he couldn't sing 'Love me and the world is mine' Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor E-5089 8-in. 2/20/1908 Nothing ever troubles me Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-5090 10-in. 2/21/1908 That's where friendship ends Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-5091 10-in. 2/21/1908 I'd like to see you get along (on crutches) Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-5092 10-in. 2/21/1908 The peach that tastes the sweetest hangs the highest on the tree Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor E-5092 8-in. 2/21/1908 The peach that tastes the sweetest hangs highest on the tree Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-6263 10-in. 6/11/1908 The right church but the wrong pew Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-6264 10-in. 6/11/1908 My fluff-a de-ruff Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-6265 10-in. 6/11/1908 The party that wrote 'Home sweet home' never was a married man Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-6298 10-in. 7/13/1908 Don't take me home Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-6299 10-in. 7/13/1908 Somebody lied Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-6300 10-in. 7/13/1908 A singer sang a song Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-6312 10-in. 7/17/1908 Music makes me sentimental Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-6998 10-in. 4/23/1909 In Ireland Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-6999 10-in. 4/23/1909 My cousin Caruso Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-7007 10-in. 4/23/1909 I'm a member of the midnight crew Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-8015 10-in. 5/28/1909 I'd rather be a minstrel man than a multi-millionaire Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor C-8016 12-in. 5/28/1909 That's the doctor, Bill Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-8091 10-in. 7/6/1909 The girl I left before I left the girl I left behind me Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-8092 10-in. 7/6/1909 Abraham Lincoln Jones Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 75 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Morton, Ed," accessed March 4, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106685.

Morton, Ed. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 4, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106685.

"Morton, Ed." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 4 March 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106685

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