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Harry Macdonough

John Scantlebury Macdonald (May 30, 1871 – September 26, 1931) was a Canadian singer and recording executive. Under the pseudonym Harry Macdonough, he was one of the most prolific and popular tenors during the formative years of the recording industry. Based upon the ledgers of the four major record companies of the early twentieth century (Edison, Victor, Columbia and Brunswick), which are accessible online through the Discography of American Historical Recordings (DAHR), some of his most popular recordings included “Shine On, Harvest Moon” (with Elise Stevenson), “Down By The Old Mill Stream”, “They Didn’t Believe Me” (with Olive Kline), “Tell Me, Pretty Maiden” (with Grace Spencer), and “Where The River Shannon Flows”.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 30th, 1871 (Hamilton), Died September 26th, 1931 (New York)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, performer, whistling, speaker

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 1752 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 0549 7-in. 9/30/1899 Because Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0552 7-in. 9/30/1899 Just as the sun went down S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0553 7-in. 9/30/1899 The old brigade S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0554 7-in. 9/30/1899 Larboard watch S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0560 7-in. 10/7/1899 One night in June Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0561 7-in. 10/7/1899 The girl I loved in sunny Tennessee Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0563 7-in. 10/7/1899 The story of the rose Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0564 7-in. 10/7/1899 My sweet Eileen Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0565 7-in. 10/7/1899 Rock of ages Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0651 7-in. 10/24/1899 The Holy City Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0652 7-in. 10/24/1899 Always Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0659 7-in. 10/24/1899 My Creole Sue Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0661 7-in. 10/24/1899 I've waited honey, waited long for you Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0662 7-in. 10/24/1899 My little Georgia rose Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0663 7-in. 10/24/1899 Two sweethearts of mine Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0665 7-in. 2/6/1900 Where the sweet magnolias bloom Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0667 7-in. 10/24/1899 Where is my wandering boy tonight? Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0678 7-in. Oct. 1899 Oh, promise me S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0679 7-in. 10/27/1899 Jesus, lover of my soul S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0681 7-in. 10/27/1899 The moth and the flame S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0793 7-in. 12/8/1899 When we are married Florence Hayward ; Harry Macdonough Female-male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0794 7-in. 1/16/1900 O! that we two were maying Florence Hayward ; Harry Macdonough Female-male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0795 7-in. Nov. 1899-Jan. 1900 Love is a tyrant Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0796 7-in. Nov. 1899-Jan. 1900 Fond love, true love Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Berliner 0800 7-in. 11/25/1899 Ma lady Lou Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 1752 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Macdonough, Harry," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107888.

Macdonough, Harry. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107888.

"Macdonough, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 December 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107888

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