J. Harold Murray
J. Harold Murray (born Harry Rulten, February 17, 1891 – December 11, 1940) was an American baritone singer and actor. For more than a decade, during the Roaring Twenties and the Depression Thirties, he contributed to the development of musical theater by bridging vaudeville, operetta and the modern American musical. The most popular American songs he introduced on Broadway included "Autumn in New York" (1934, Thumbs Up!, words and music by Vernon Duke); "Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee" and "Soft Lights and Sweet Music" (1932, Face the Music, Moss Hart and Irving Berlin); "Rio Rita", "The Kinkajou" and "The Rangers Song" (1927, Rio Rita, Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy); and "Mandalay" (1921, The Whirl of New York, (Gustave Kerker, Hugh Morton and Edgar Smith).
Birth and Death Data: Born February 17th, 1891 (South Berwick), Died December 11th, 1940 (Killingworth)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1930
Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||CVE-37833||12-in.||2/21/1927||Gems from Rio Rita||Victor Light Opera Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Brunswick||LTR290||10-in.||4/24/1930||One day||J. Harold Murray||Male vocal solo||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Brunswick||LTR291||10-in.||4/24/1930||Beware of love||J. Harold Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Brunswick||LAE806||10-in.||5/28/1930||Smile Legionnaire (C’est la guerre)||J. Harold Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Brunswick||LAE807||10-in.||5/28/1930||Beware of love||J. Harold Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Edison||7919||10-in.||4/15/1921||Just keep a thought for me||J. Harold Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Edison||8132||10-in.||7/14/1921||Stand up and sing for your father an old time tune||J. Harold Murray ; Gladys Rice||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Edison||8459||10-in.||5/19/1922||Just keep on smiling||J. Harold Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Edison||8653||10-in.||11/3/1922||When knighthood was in flower||J. Harold Murray ; Elizabeth Spencer||Female-male vocal duet||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Edison||8671||10-in.||11/24/1922||Will she come from the east? (East-north- west or south)||J. Harold Murray||Male vocal solo and vocal chorus||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Edison||8673||10-in.||11/28/1922||Faded love letters (Of mine)||Homestead Trio ; J. Harold Murray||Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio and orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Edison||8947||10-in.||4/27/1923||You and I||Marguerite Farrell ; J. Harold Murray||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Edison||8961||10-in.||5/4/1923||Just for tonight||J. Harold Murray ; Betsy Lane Shepherd||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Murray, J. Harold," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109040.
Murray, J. Harold. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109040.
"Murray, J. Harold." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.
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