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Harry Macdonough

John Scantlebury Macdonald (May 30, 1871 – September 26, 1931) was a Canadian-born singer of Irish and Scottish descent, 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 30, 1871 (Hamilton), Died September 26, 1931 (New York)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 103 - 1928

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

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Recordings (Results 276-300 of 1752 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1621 7-in. 6/12/0103 Down where the cotton blossoms grow Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1621 10-in. 9/10/1902 Down where the cotton blossoms grow Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1655 7-in. 10/2/1902 In the good old summer time Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1655 10-in. 10/2/1902 In the good old summer time Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1656 7-in. 10/2/1902 Fare thee well, Mollie darling Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1656 10-in. 10/2/1902 Fare thee well, Molly darling Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1657 7-in. 10/2/1902 Sammy Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1657 10-in. 10/2/1902 Sammy Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1658 7-in. 10/2/1902 Could you be true to eyes of blue? Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1658 10-in. 10/2/1902 Could you be true to eyes of blue? Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1712 7-in. 10/28/1902 We are going down the valley Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1712 10-in. 10/28/1902 We are going down the valley Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1713 7-in. 10/28/1902 Eva Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1713 10-in. 10/28/1902 Eva Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1833 7-in. 12/17/1902 In the good old summer time Sousa's Band Band, with male vocal duet and cornet and trombone solos vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1833 10-in. 12/17/1902 In the good old summer time Sousa's Band Band, with male vocal duet and cornet and trombone solos vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1848 7-in. 1/2/1903 Noreen Mavourneen Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1848 10-in. 1/2/1903 Noreen Mavourneen Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1854 7-in. 1/9/1903 I'm wearing my heart away for you John H. Bieling ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1854 10-in. 1/9/1903 I'm wearing my heart away for you John H. Bieling ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1855 7-in. 1/9/1903 In the sweet bye and bye John H. Bieling ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1855 10-in. 1/9/1903 In the sweet bye and bye John H. Bieling ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1856 7-in. 1/9/1903 In dear old Illinois John H. Bieling ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1856 10-in. 1/9/1903 In dear old Illinois John H. Bieling ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1920 7-in. 2/3/1903 Heidelberg Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 276-300 of 1752 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Macdonough, Harry," accessed April 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107888.

Macdonough, Harry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107888.

"Macdonough, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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