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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 51-73 of 73 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E17112-E17113 10-in. 12/17/1925 The world is waiting for the sunrise Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick E17364-E17366 10-in. 1/5/1926 Lo-nah Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick E36451 10-in. 4/9/1931 Now you’re in my arms Crooning Troubadours ; Nick Lucas ; Nick Lucas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E17393½-E17397 10-in. 1/8/1926 Just a cottage small (By a waterfall) Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with string quartet and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick E20867-E20868 10-in. 12/3/1926 Since I found you Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick E20869-E20871 10-in. 12/3/1926 The little white house (At the end of Honeymoon Lane) Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 9123 10-in. 8/25/1923 Where rainbows end Morton Downey Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone Bb19981 10-in. 9/8/1930 Say a little prayer for me Morton Downey Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 63391 10-in. 3/11/1938 Home sweet home Morton Downey vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 63392 10-in. 3/11/1938 Love's old sweet song Morton Downey vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 63397 10-in. 3/11/1938 When day is done Morton Downey vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 63398 10-in. 3/11/1938 A perfect day Morton Downey vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 72089 10-in. 5/8/1944 Precious Lord hold my hand Morton Downey vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 72090 10-in. 5/8/1944 Christopher Robin is saying his prayers Morton Downey vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 72091 10-in. 5/8/1944 Spring will be a little late this year Morton Downey vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 80531 2/14/1951 Goodnight sweet Jesus Morton Downey vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 80532 2/14/1951 Take my hand, precious Lord Morton Downey vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 80533 2/14/1951 My desire Morton Downey vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 80534 2/14/1951 When I've done my best Morton Downey vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 80625 2/28/1951 I've been a stranger in my family Morton Downey vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 80626 2/28/1951 Just a closer walk with Thee Morton Downey vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 80627 2/28/1951 O Lord, I am not worthy Morton Downey vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 80628 2/28/1951 Hear me Lord Morton Downey vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 51-73 of 73 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Downey, Morton," accessed November 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108320.

Downey, Morton. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108320.

"Downey, Morton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.

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