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Harry Barris

Harry Barris (November 24, 1905 – December 13, 1962) was an American popular singer and songwriter, and is one of the earliest singers to use "scat singing" in recordings. Barris, one of Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys, along with Bing Crosby and Al Rinker, scatted on several songs, including "Mississippi Mud," which Barris wrote in 1927.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 24th, 1905 (New York City), Died December 13th, 1962 (Burbank)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, tenor vocal, songwriter, piano, lyricist, ukulele

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 124 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-33157 10-in. 8/7/1925 Hong Kong dream girl Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BVE-33665 10-in. 1/9/1926 Why does my sweetie love (Nobody but me) Art Landry Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-37174 10-in. 12/23/1926 Could I, I certainly could Harry Barris Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-37175 10-in. 12/23/1926 I'm out in nowhere, going to go somewhere Harry Barris Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) instrumentalist, piano, composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-37176 10-in. 12/23/1926 I got a sweet lil' girl Harry Barris Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) instrumentalist, piano, composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38135 10-in. 3/3/1927 I'm coming, Virginia Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38267 10-in. 5/23/1927 Play it, Red Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-38378 10-in. 4/29/1927 Side by side Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38779 10-in. 5/24/1927 Magnolia (Mix the lot, what have you got?) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-39271 10-in. 6/20/1927 Mississippi mud Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-39272 10-in. 6/20/1927 Sweet L'il Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor BVE-39569 10-in. 8/16/1927 Five-step Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-40846 10-in. 11/11/1927 That's Grandma Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano songwriter, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-40894 10-in. 11/17/1927 Miss Annabelle Lee Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-40937 10-in. 11/23/1927 Changes Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41612 10-in. 1/12/1928 From Monday on Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-41681 10-in. 2/8/1928 There ain't no sweet man that's worth the salt of my tears Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41689 10-in. 2/13/1928 From Monday on Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-41696 10-in. 2/18/1928 Mississippi mud Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal chorus composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43121 10-in. 3/1/1928 What price lyrics? Rhythm Boys Male vocal trio, with piano, ukulele, and viola instrumentalist, piano, ukulele, composer, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43138 10-in. 3/12/1928 When Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-61013 10-in. 8/20/1930 Three little words Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-61048 10-in. 10/28/1930 It must be true Bing Crosby ; Gus Arnheim Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBVE-61057 10-in. 11/20/1930 Them there eyes Cocoanut Grove Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-61068 10-in. 1/19/1931 I surrender, dear Cocoanut Grove Orchestra ; Bing Crosby Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 124 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barris, Harry," accessed April 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109560.

Barris, Harry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109560.

"Barris, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 April 2021.

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