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||E-3366||8-in.||5/7/1906||Sweet Adeline||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-3366||10-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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Armstrong, Harry," accessed October 1, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112040.
Armstrong, Harry. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 1, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112040.
"Armstrong, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 1 October 2022.
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