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Henry Burr

Henry Burr was the pseudonym adopted by Canadian-born tenor Harry McClaskey (1882–1941) when he began making phonograph records in 1902. The record business was then so poorly regarded that some performers thought using their real names in the new industry could tarnish their reputations. Burr's forward-sounding, nasal voice quality made him instantly recognizable on records, even in the midst of a quartet or chorus. Still, his voice blended beautifully and he was much in demand. Before 1920, he probably recorded more performances than any other artist—1200, according to estimates by the record historian Jim Walsh. Burr was a charter member of the famous Peerless Quartet, and in 1910, with the death of its founder Frank C. Stanley, he became its leader and manager. Burr frequently recorded in duet with fellow Peerless member Albert Campbell.

The following recordings featuring Henry Burr are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Loch Lomond Male vocal solo, with orchestra Henry Burr 1905-01-04
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Loch Lomond Male vocal solo, with orchestra Henry Burr 1919-02-14
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Daddy Male vocal solo, with orchestra Henry Burr 1905-01-04
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Virginia Lee Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Peerless Quartet 1915-01-13
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Stay down where you belong Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Henry Burr 1915-01-13
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Bonnie Doon Male vocal solo, with orchestra Henry Burr 1908-08-21
Vocalist - Tenor vocal When my ship comes in Male vocal duet, with orchestra Henry Burr; Albert Campbell 1915-01-25
Vocalist - Tenor vocal John Anderson, my jo Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra Henry Burr 1905-11-17
Vocalist - Tenor vocal John Anderson, my jo Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra Henry Burr 1908-08-21
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Don't blame me for what happens in the moonlight Male vocal duet, with orchestra Henry Burr; Albert Campbell 1915-01-25