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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 Take me to Roseland, my beautiful Rose Male vocal duet, with orchestra Henry Burr; Albert Campbell 1913-03-18
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Last night was the end of the world Male vocal solo, with orchestra Henry Burr 1913-04-07
Vocalist - Tenor vocal I'd rather be kissed 'neath the mistletoe bough than spoon under any old tree Male vocal duet Henry Burr; Albert Campbell 1913-01-10
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Day dreams, visions of bliss Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Henry Burr; Elise Stevenson 1911-01-13
Vocalist - Tenor vocal When I lost you Male vocal solo, with orchestra Henry Burr 1913-01-10
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Sail on, silv'ry moon Male vocal duet, with orchestra Henry Burr; Albert Campbell 1913-04-07
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Back to the old folks at home Male vocal duet, with orchestra Henry Burr; Albert Campbell 1913-04-07
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Mississippi Minstrels, no. 22 Minstrels, with orchestra Victor Minstrel Company 1912-06-06
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Minstrels, no. 21 Minstrels, with orchestra Victor Minstrel Company 1912-06-06
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Here's love and success to you Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Peerless Quartet 1912-05-07