Harry Armstrong

Henry W. "Harry" Armstrong (July 22, 1879 – February 28, 1951) was a US boxer, booking agent, producer, singer, pianist and Tin Pan Alley composer.

His biggest hit was "Sweet Adeline", written in 1903 with Richard H. Gerard. His 1905 sentimental ballad "Nellie Dean" became the signature song of the British music hall singer Gertie Gitana, and subsequently a popular British pub song.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 22, 1879 (Somerville), Died February 22, 1951 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1902 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2154 7-in. 4/3/1903 Just a line from Jennie Byron G. Harlan Male vocal solo composer  
Victor A-1174 7-in. 3/29/1904 Sweet Adeline S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor B-1174 10-in. 3/29/1904 Sweet Adeline S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor B-1316 10-in. 5/17/1904 I love you all the time Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-1317 10-in. 5/17/1904 Follow the crowd on a Sunday Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-1590 10-in. 7/12/1904 Sweet Adeline John H. Bieling ; S. H. Dudley ; Haydn Quartet ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal quartet, with vocal soloists composer  
Victor A-1590 7-in. 7/12/1904 Sweet Adeline John H. Bieling ; Haydn Quartet ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal quartet, with vocal soloists composer  
Victor B-2135 10-in. 1/11/1905 Sweet Adeline Old Homestead Double Quartet Male vocal quartet or octet, with piano composer  
Victor B-2446 10-in. 4/5/1905 Nellie Dean Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-2933 10-in. 12/8/1905 Can't you see I'm lonely? Harry Tally Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-3366 10-in. 5/7/1906 Sweet Adeline Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor E-3366 8-in. 5/7/1906 Sweet Adeline Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-3435 10-in. 6/4/1906 Dew drops Chris Chapman Bells solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8959 10-in. 5/16/1910 Shaky eyes Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-9902 10-in. 2/2/1911 The Frisco rag Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-10196 10-in. 4/19/1911 Slip your glad rags on and come with me Gene Greene Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11540 10-in. 2/1/1912 Lingering love Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-16173 12-in. 7/2/1915 Songs of the past, no. 3 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-16173 12-in. 1/13/1927 Songs of the past, no. 3 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22087 10-in. 8/12/1918 Camp songs medley, part 2 National Camps Song Leaders Vocal chorus, with cornet and piano composer  
Victor B-23181 10-in. 10/1/1919 I love you just the same, sweet Adeline Charles Harrison ; Lewis James Male vocal duet, with celeste, violin, and orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-34904 10-in. 2/17/1926 Sweet Adeline Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41571 10-in. 1/23/1928 Sweet Elaine Shannon Quartet Male vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-43730 12-in. 4/17/1928 Sweet Adeline Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and chorus composer  
Victor BVE-56725 10-in. 9/27/1929 You're the flower of my heart, sweet Adeline Robert MacGimsey Whistling solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Armstrong, Harry," accessed November 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112040.

Armstrong, Harry. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112040.

"Armstrong, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 November 2022.

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