Barry Sisters

Minnie Bagelman (April 6, 1923 – October 31, 1976) and Clara Bagelman (October 17, 1920 – November 22, 2014), best known under the stage names Merna and Claire Barry, were popular American Klezmer and jazz entertainers from the 1940s to the early 1970s.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1940, Died 1960

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group

Notes: Merna and Claire Barry also performed as the Bagelman Sisters, Minnie and Clara.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-041907 10-in. 8/24/1939 A yiddish lied Bagelman Sisters Female vocal duet, with male vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-041908 10-in. 8/24/1939 Bist main welt Bagelman Sisters Female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-041910 10-in. 8/24/1939 Tzi shpeit Bagelman Sisters Female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble Vocal group  
Victor BS-041911 10-in. 8/24/1939 Nor dee Bagelman Sisters Female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble Vocal group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barry Sisters," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111006.

Barry Sisters. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111006.

"Barry Sisters." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111006

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