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Irene Beasley

Irene Beasley (January 28, 1904 - January 7, 1980), known as the "long, tall gal from Dixie," was a singer and master of ceremonies best known for her work on old-time radio.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 28th, 1904 (Whitehaven), Died January 7th, 1980

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal, composer, piano, songwriter

Notes: Victor ledgers, 4/11/1929: "Miss Beasley desires 'The Girl from Dixie' under name on record labels."

Recordings (Results 26-26 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-Test-290 10-in. 4/15/1929 I wonder Irene Beasley Female vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
(Results 26-26 of 26 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Beasley, Irene," accessed October 25, 2020,

Beasley, Irene. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from

"Beasley, Irene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.

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