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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 201-225 of 1752 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1214 7-in. 1/23/1902 Home, sweet home Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1214 10-in. 1/23/1902 Home, sweet home Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1215 7-in. 1/23/1902 Mandy Lee Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1215 10-in. 1/23/1902 Mandy Lee Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1216 7-in. 1/23/1902 Thine eyes so blue and tender Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1216 10-in. 1/23/1902 Thine eyes so blue and tender Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1246 10-in. 2/8/1902 The wedding of the Reuben and the maid S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1268 7-in. 2/19/1902 Pretty Mollie Shannon Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1268 10-in. 2/19/1902 Pretty Mollie Shannon Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1269 7-in. 2/19/1902 My Carolina lady Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1269 10-in. 2/19/1902 My Carolina lady Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1270 7-in. 2/19/1902 Moon, moon, moon Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1270 10-in. 2/19/1902 Moon, moon, moon Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1271 7-in. 2/19/1902 Bashful Betsy Brown Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1271 10-in. 2/19/1902 Bashful Betsy Brown Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1304 7-in. 3/8/1902 A little boy in blue Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1304 10-in. 3/8/1902 A little boy in blue Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1305 7-in. 3/8/1902 The sweetest story ever told Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1305 10-in. 3/8/1902 The sweetest story ever told Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1306 7-in. 3/8/1902 Drink to me only with thine eyes Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1306 10-in. 3/8/1902 Drink to me only with thine eyes Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1307 7-in. 3/8/1902 Sally's Sunday hat Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1307 10-in. 3/8/1902 Sally's Sunday hat Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1328 7-in. 3/17/1902 The daisy and the butterfly S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1328 10-in. 3/17/1902 The daisy and the butterfly S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 201-225 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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