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Morton Downey

John Morton Downey (November 14, 1901 – October 25, 1985) was an American singer and entertainer popular in the United States of America in the first half of the 20th century, enjoying his greatest success in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Downey was nicknamed "The Irish Nightingale".

Birth and Death Data: Born November 14th, 1901 (Wallingford), Died October 25th, 1985 (Palm Beach)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, songwriter

Notes: Also recorded under the name Morton James.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 73 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-29979 10-in. 5/9/1924 Nightingale Nelson Maples ; S.S. Leviathan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and bird imitations vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-48162 10-in. 11/14/1928 How about me? Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-48163 10-in. 11/14/1928 I m sorry, Sally Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49276 10-in. 12/19/1928 My inspiration is you Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49277 10-in. 12/19/1928 Little Irish rose Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49278 10-in. 12/19/1928 Rosemary Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49670 10-in. 1/21/1929 I'll always be in love with you Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49795 10-in. 3/26/1929 There's a place in the sun for you Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-50752 10-in. 3/13/1929 There'll be you and I Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-50753 10-in. 3/13/1929 The world is yours and mine Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-50928 10-in. 3/11/1929 I'll always be Mother's boy Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-51623 10-in. 4/13/1929 There's the one for me Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-51624 10-in. 4/13/1929 This is heaven Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-51688 10-in. 5/7/1929 You're just another memory Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-51689 10-in. 5/7/1929 That's you, baby Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-53044 10-in. 4/21/1931 Now you're in my arms Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BRC-53052 10-in. 4/23/1931 Now you're in my arms Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Elmer Feldkamp Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-53582 10-in. 6/25/1929 Love is a dreamer Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-53583 10-in. 6/25/1929 When they sing "The wearin' of the green" Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-57966 10-in. 12/30/1929 The shepherd's serenade Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-57967 10-in. 12/30/1929 That wonderful something (Is love) Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-67498 10-in. 3/10/1931 Wabash moon Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-67507 10-in. 2/18/1931 Wabash moon Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet songwriter  
Victor BVE-68802 10-in. 3/12/1931 If you should ever need me (You'll always find me here) Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-68885 10-in. 4/9/1931 Mother's apron strings Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 73 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Downey, Morton," accessed December 2, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108320.

Downey, Morton. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108320.

"Downey, Morton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 2 December 2020.

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