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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 151-175 of 1752 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]771 10-in. 2/8/1902 Sweet Annie Moore Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]772 7-in. 5/3/1901 Just for today Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]772 10-in. 5/3/1901 Just for today Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]775 7-in. 5/3/1901 Sweet Annie Moore S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]775 10-in. 2/8/1902 Sweet Annie Moore S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]775 12-in. 6/10/1902 Sweet Annie Moore S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]776 7-in. 5/3/1901 Larboard watch ahoy! S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]776 10-in. 5/3/1901 Larboard watch ahoy! S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]776 12-in. 6/11/1902 Larboard watch ahoy! S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]777 7-in. 5/3/1901 Kathleen Mavourneen S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]777 10-in. 2/8/1902 Kathleen Mavourneen S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]777 12-in. 6/11/1902 Kathleen Mavourneen S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]778 7-in. 5/3/1901 Robin Adair S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]778 10-in. 5/3/1901 Robin Adair S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]778 12-in. 6/11/1902 Robin Adair S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]904 7-in. 7/10/1901 When we are married Harry Macdonough ; Grace Spencer Female-male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]904 10-in. 4/16/1902 When we are married Harry Macdonough ; Grace Spencer Female-male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]905 7-in. 7/10/1901 Home to our mountains Harry Macdonough ; Grace Spencer Vocal duet (soprano and tenor) vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]907 7-in. 7/11/1901 Absence makes the heart grow fonder Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]907 10-in. 5/17/1902 Absence makes the heart grow fonder Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]908 7-in. 7/11/1901 The tale of the bumble bee Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]908 10-in. 6/6/1902 The tale of the bumble bee Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]909 7-in. 7/11/1901 I've a longing in my heart for you, Louise Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]909 10-in. 2/8/1902 I've a longing in my heart for you, Louise Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]948 7-in. 9/10/1901 The honeysuckle and the bee Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 151-175 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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