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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 176-200 of 1752 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]948 10-in. 4/8/1902 The honeysuckle and the bee Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]949 7-in. 9/10/1901 He laid away a suit of gray to wear the Union blue Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]949 10-in. 6/10/1902 He laid away a suit of gray to wear the Union blue Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]950 7-in. 9/10/1901 My black pearl Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]950 10-in. 9/10/1901 My black pearl Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]951 7-in. 9/10/1901 The wedding of the Reuben and the maid Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]952 7-in. 9/10/1901 Good morning, Carrie Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]952 10-in. 10/30/1901 Good morning, Carrie Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1075 7-in. 10/5/1901 While the leaves came drifting down S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1075 10-in. 10/5/1901 While the leaves came drifting down S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1076 7-in. 10/5/1901 In the shadow of the pines S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1076 10-in. 10/5/1901 In the shadow of the pines S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1077 7-in. 10/5/1901 When two little hearts are one S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1077 10-in. 10/5/1901 When two little hearts are one S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]1077 12-in. 6/10/1902 When two little hearts are one S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1097 7-in. 11/20/1901 I'll be with you when the roses bloom again Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1097 10-in. 11/20/1901 I'll be with you when the roses bloom again Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1098 7-in. 11/20/1901 Baby mine from The strollers Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1098 10-in. 11/20/1901 Baby mine Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1099 7-in. 11/20/1901 Come out, Dinah, on the green Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1099 10-in. 11/20/1901 Come out, Dinah, on the green Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1212 7-in. 1/23/1902 O promise me Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1212 10-in. 1/23/1902 O promise me Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1213 7-in. 1/23/1902 For all eternity Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1213 10-in. 1/23/1902 For all eternity Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 176-200 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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