Format Web Pages
Dates 1914
Subjects Biographies
Songs and Music
Title
Morton Harvey
Subject Headings
-  Biographies
-  Songs and Music
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Morton Harvey (1886–1961) was, according to Victor advertising, a tenor. But in reality he had a baritone voice range that he exhibited on many recordings—not only for Victor, but also for Edison, Columbia, and Emerson. On October 2, 1914 he recorded, for Victor, what appears to be the first vocal blues on record, W. C. Handy's "Memphis Blues." Harvey had a successful career in vaudeville before turning to radio station management and photography later in life