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May Irwin

May Irwin (June 27, 1862 – October 22, 1938) was a Canadian actress, singer and star of vaudeville.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 27th, 1862 (Whitby), Died October 22nd, 1938 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1917

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal, composer, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 170 7-in. Before 1895 Mamie come kiss your honey boy Male vocalist (unidentified; Berliner Gramophone Co.) Male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Berliner 507 7-in. 10/14/1896 Hot Tamale Alley George J. Gaskin Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor C-4510 12-in. 5/20/1907 Moses Andrew Jackson, good bye May Irwin Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-4511 12-in. 5/20/1907 The bully May Irwin Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-4512 10-in. 5/20/1907 Mat-ri-mony May Irwin Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor C-4514 12-in. 5/21/1907 When you ain't got no money, you needn't come around May Irwin Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-4515 10-in. 5/21/1907 May Irwin's Frog song May Irwin Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-4520 10-in. 5/22/1907 Don't argify May Irwin Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor B-20609 10-in. 8/9/1917 Hot time in the old town Victor Military Band Band composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Irwin, May," accessed January 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111246.

Irwin, May. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111246.

"Irwin, May." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 January 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111246

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