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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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 301-325 of 1752 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1920 10-in. 2/3/1903 Heidelberg Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1921 7-in. 2/3/1903 Two eyes of blue Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1921 10-in. 2/3/1903 Two eyes of blue Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1922 7-in. 2/3/1903 Since I first met you Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1922 10-in. 2/3/1903 Since I first met you Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1949 10-in. 2/9/1903 Tell me dusky maiden S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1993 7-in. 2/27/1903 Under the bamboo tree Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1993 10-in. 2/27/1903 Under the bamboo tree Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1994 7-in. 2/27/1903 O that we two were maying Harry Macdonough ; Grace Spencer Female-male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1994 10-in. 2/27/1903 O that we two were maying Harry Macdonough ; Grace Spencer Female-male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1995 7-in. 2/27/1903 When I am yours, dear Harry Macdonough ; Grace Spencer Female-male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1995 10-in. 2/27/1903 When I am yours, dear Harry Macdonough ; Grace Spencer Female-male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1996 7-in. 2/27/1903 Miserere Harry Macdonough ; Grace Spencer Vocal duet (soprano and tenor) vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1996 10-in. 2/27/1903 Miserere Harry Macdonough ; Grace Spencer Vocal duet (soprano and tenor) vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1998 7-in. 2/27/1903 Under the bamboo tree John H. Bieling ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1998 10-in. 2/27/1903 Under the bamboo tree John H. Bieling ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2027 7-in. ca. 1903 Put on your old gray bonnet Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2028[a] 7-in. 1903 Come be my sunshine, Dearie Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2045 7-in. between 1901 and 1903 Everyone is in slumberland Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2046 7-in. between 1901 and 1903 (I'll be) Waiting, love, for thee Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2047 7-in. between 1901 and 1903 Come over on my veranda Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2055 7-in. 3/4/1903 I'll wed you in the golden summer time John H. Bieling ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2055 10-in. 3/4/1903 I'll wed you in the golden summer time John H. Bieling ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2056 7-in. 3/4/1903 Tessie John H. Bieling ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2056 10-in. 3/4/1903 Tessie John H. Bieling ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 301-325 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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