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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 126-150 of 1752 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]652 7-in. 2/6/1901 When the harvest days are over Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]652 10-in. 4/8/1901 When the harvest days are over Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]653 7-in. 2/6/1901 For freedom and Ireland Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]653 10-in. 2/6/1901 For freedom and Ireland Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]654 7-in. 2/6/1901 While the band is playing Dixie Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]654 10-in. 2/8/1902 While the band is playing Dixie Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]655 7-in. 2/6/1901 Good-bye Dolly Gray Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]655 10-in. 2/15/1902 Good-bye Dolly Gray Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]655 12-in. 6/11/1902 Good-bye Dolly Gray Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]724 7-in. 3/11/1901 O promise me Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]724 10-in. 10/30/1901 O promise me Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]761 7-in. 5/2/1901 While the leaves came drifting down Harry Macdonough ; Addison Dashiell Madeira Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]762 7-in. 5/2/1901 In the shadow of the pines Harry Macdonough ; Addison Dashiell Madeira Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]763 7-in. 5/2/1901 Those are the songs I love Harry Macdonough ; Addison Dashiell Madeira Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]764 7-in. 5/2/1901 Baby's prayer Harry Macdonough ; Addison Dashiell Madeira Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]765 7-in. 5/2/1901 Little black me Harry Macdonough ; Addison Dashiell Madeira Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]766 7-in. 5/2/1901 I left because I love you Harry Macdonough ; Addison Dashiell Madeira Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]767 7-in. 5/2/1901 Where the sweet magnolias bloom Harry Macdonough ; Addison Dashiell Madeira Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]768 7-in. 5/3/1901 In the house of too much trouble Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]768 10-in. 11/20/1901 In the house of too much trouble Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]769 7-in. 5/3/1901 When you were sweet sixteen Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]769 10-in. 7/8/1902 When you were sweet sixteen Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]770 7-in. 5/3/1901 Susie Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]770 10-in. 5/3/1901 Susie Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]771 7-in. 5/3/1901 Sweet Annie Moore Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 126-150 of 1752 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Macdonough, Harry," accessed March 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107888.

Macdonough, Harry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107888.

"Macdonough, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 March 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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