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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 South Carolina minstrels Minstrels, with orchestra Victor Minstrel Company 1912-05-02
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Alabama minstrels Minstrels Minstrels 1910-03-03
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Where the moonbeams gleam Male vocal duet, with orchestra Henry Burr; Albert Campbell 1912-07-15
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Luella Lee Male vocal duet, with orchestra Henry Burr; Albert Campbell 1912-07-15
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Shamrock belles Male vocal duet, with orchestra Henry Burr; Albert Campbell 1912-07-15
Vocalist - Tenor vocal When old Bill Bailey plays the ukalele Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Peerless Quartet 1915-10-25
Vocalist - Tenor vocal If you only had my disposition Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Peerless Quartet 1915-11-12
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Georgia moon Male vocal trio, with harp and orchestra Sterling Trio 1915-10-28
Vocalist - Tenor vocal In the glory of the moonlight Male vocal trio, with orchestra Sterling Trio 1916-01-06
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Young America, we're strong for you Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Peerless Quartet 1916-01-31