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Burt Shepard

Burt Shepard (?–1913) began his career as a female impersonator before joining a minstrel troupe in 1874. On records, Shepard, a baritone, specialized in comic monologues and songs, projected with a wry sense of humor. On stage he frequently accompanied himself on the piano. Shepard made recordings as early as 1898 for the Berliner Gramophone Company. In 1900 he began a six-year association with E. R. Johnson and Victor Records. Shepard was extremely popular in England and enjoyed long stays in that country until his death there in 1913.

The following recordings featuring Burt Shepard are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Vocalist - Baritone vocal When father laid the carpet on the stairs Male vocal solo, with piano Burt Shepard 1904-07-20
Vocalist - Baritone vocal The plumber Male vocal solo, with piano Burt Shepard 1904-07-22
Vocalist - Baritone vocal What a mouth! Male vocal solo, with orchestra Burt Shepard 1906-11-01
Vocalist - Baritone vocal If there hadn't been an apple on the tree Male vocal solo, with orchestra Burt Shepard 1906-11-01
Vocalist - Baritone vocal My old Dutch Male vocal solo Burt Shepard 1901-07-09
Vocalist - Baritone vocal When the gentle breezes blow Male vocal solo Burt Shepard 1902-07-26
Vocalist - Baritone vocal That's where she sits all day Male vocal solo Burt Shepard 1902-10-17
Vocalist - Baritone vocal Has anybody seen our cat? Male vocal solo Burt Shepard 1901-07-08
Vocalist - Baritone vocal There's a new one coming in the morning Male vocal solo, with piano Burt Shepard 1901-07-01
Vocalist - Baritone vocal It was beautiful Male vocal solo Burt Shepard 1901-07-10