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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 In the palace of dreams Male vocal solo, with orchestra Henry Burr 1914-08-17
Vocalist - Tenor vocal When you're a long, long way from home Male vocal solo, with orchestra Henry Burr 1914-08-17
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Diane of the green van Male vocal duet, with orchestra Henry Burr; Albert Campbell 1914-09-18
Vocalist - Tenor vocal He's a rag picker Male vocal quartet, with piano and orchestra Peerless Quartet 1914-09-21
Vocalist - Tenor vocal In the land of love with the song birds Male vocal duet, with orchestra and bird effects Joseph Belmont; Albert Campbell; Henry Burr 1914-10-09
Vocalist - Tenor vocal There's a little spark of love still burning Male vocal solo, with orchestra Henry Burr 1914-10-19
Vocalist - Tenor vocal The dress my mother wore Male vocal solo, with orchestra Henry Burr 1914-10-19
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Tip-top Tipperary Mary Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Peerless Quartet 1914-11-18
Vocalist - Tenor vocal In the hills of old Kentucky Male vocal duet, with orchestra Henry Burr; Albert Campbell 1914-11-04
Vocalist - Tenor vocal You are the rose of my heart Male vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra Henry Burr 1915-04-07