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Marion Harris

Marion Harris (ca. 1896–1944) was a popular singer of popular songs and Tin Pan Alley blues. A native of Kentucky, Harris sang with a trace of a warm southern accent. She was best known as a cabaret singer but also worked in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in some films. She began recording for Victor in 1916 and waxed the first vocal version of the jazz standard "I Ain't Got Nobody," singing in a characteristic loose-limbed style that remains appealing today.

The following recordings featuring Marion Harris are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Vocalist - Soprano vocal I'm gonna make hay while the sun shines in Virginia Female vocal solo, with orchestra Marion Harris 1916-08-31
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Paradise blues Female vocal solo, with orchestra Marion Harris 1916-11-17
Vocalist - Soprano vocal When Alexander takes his ragtime band to France Female vocal solo, with orchestra Marion Harris 1918-06-18
Vocalist - Soprano vocal There's a lump of sugar down in Dixie Female vocal solo, with orchestra Marion Harris 1918-06-18
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Everybody's crazy 'bout the doggone blues, but I'm happy Female vocal solo, with orchestra Marion Harris 1917-12-06
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Don't leave me, Daddy Female vocal solo, with orchestra Marion Harris 1916-10-12
Vocalist - Soprano vocal I wonder why Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Billy Murray; Marion Harris 1917-02-28
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Goodbye Alexander, goodbye honey boy Female vocal solo, with orchestra Marion Harris 1918-07-22
Vocalist - Soprano vocal They go wild, simply wild, over me Female vocal solo, with orchestra Marion Harris 1917-07-12
Vocalist - Soprano vocal When I hear that jazz band play Female vocal solo, with orchestra Marion Harris 1917-07-18