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 51-60 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-60 of 60 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Armstrong, Harry," accessed December 2, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112040.

Armstrong, Harry. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112040.

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