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 1751-1752 of 1752 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Zonophone||[Zo cat I9959]||7-in.||Before Oct. 1901||Since that day||Harry Macdonough||Male vocal solo, with piano||vocalist, tenor vocal|
|Zonophone||[Zo cat I9959]||9-in.||Before Oct. 1901||Since that day||Harry Macdonough||Male vocal solo, with piano||vocalist, tenor vocal|
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.
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