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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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  
Victor BS-0425 10-in. 9/11/1936 Sweet Adeline Tempo King ; Kings of Tempo ; Queenie Ada Rubin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and piano solo composer  
Victor BS-046871 10-in. 2/9/1940 You're the flower of my heart, sweet Adeline Golden Memory Boys Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-053105 10-in. 5/20/1940 (You're the flower of my heart) Sweet Adeline Capitol City Four Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Columbia 399 7-in. ca. 1901-Sept. 1902 The story the violets told Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 399 10-in. ca. 1901-Sept. 1902 The story the violets told Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 1847 10-in. ca. Jan.-Aug. 1904 Follow the crowd on a Sunday J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 3166 10-in. between January and May 1905 You're the flower of my heart sweet Adeline Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Columbia 3174 10-in. between January and May 1905 Nellie Dean Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 3400 10-in. between January and May 1906 Can't you see I'm lonely Harry Tally Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 3558 10-in. ca. 1906-Jan. 1907 What's the use of loving, if you can't love all the time? Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 3563 10-in. ca. 1906-Jan. 1907 Maryland, my Maryland Albert Campbell Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 4359 10-in. ca. Jan.-Apr. 1910 Shaky eyes Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 19673 10-in. 11/22/1911 Driving home the cows from pasture Frank Coombs ; William H. Thompson Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 19706 10-in. 1/2/1912 Lingering love Ada Jones ; Walter Van Brunt Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 19734 10-in. 1/22/1912 You're the flower of my heart, sweet Adeline Alice Nielsen Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 38298 10-in. 9/27/1912 You're the flower of my heart, sweet Adeline Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 38560 10-in. 1/17/1913 Nellie Dean Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 38977 10-in. 8/1/1913 Have a heart Ada Jones ; Walter Van Brunt Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 45946 10-in. 8/13/1915 Nellie Dean Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 77770 10-in. 4/16/1918 You're the flower of my heart, sweet Adeline Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Columbia 78642 10-in. 9/11/1919 I love you just the same, sweet Adeline Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78871 10-in. 12/18/1919 Nellie Dean Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer, lyricist  
Columbia 79841 10-in. 5/13/1921 You're the flower of my heart, sweet Adeline Alice Nielsen Soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra composer  
Columbia 80747 10-in. 12/26/1922 Old favorites waltz medley Columbia Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W141591 10-in. 2/2/1926 Sweet Adeline Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Columbia W141592 10-in. 2/2/1926 Nellie Dean Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer, lyricist  
Columbia 145598 10-in. 1/31/1928 Sweet Elaine Knickerbocker Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
OKeh 587 10-in. ca. Jan. 1919 Flower of my heart Reed Miller Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-7117 10-in. ca. Dec. 1919 I love you just the same Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
OKeh S-70946 10-in. Oct. 1922 Sweet Adeline Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick E27326 10-in. 4/11/1928 Sweet Elaine Ritz Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Brunswick E28799 10-in. 12/6/1928 Sweet Adeline (You’re the flower of my heart) Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick C6537 10-in. Dec. 1930 Can’t you see I’m lonely Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) composer  
Edison 6968 10-in. 10/9/1919 I love you just the same, sweet Adeline Premier Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 11290 10-in. 11/9/1926 Sweet Adeline, you're the flower of my heart Metropolitan Mixed Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Armstrong, Harry," accessed December 4, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112040.

Armstrong, Harry. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112040.

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