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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:

Results: 11-17 of 17
  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Vocalist - Soprano vocal I ain't got nobody much Female vocal solo, with piano and orchestra Marion Harris 1916-08-09
Vocalist - Soprano vocal My syncopated melody man Female vocal solo, with orchestra Marion Harris 1916-11-17
Vocalist - Soprano vocal For Johnny and me Female vocal solo, with violin and orchestra Marion Harris 1919-02-18
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Take me to the land of jazz Female vocal solo, with orchestra Marion Harris 1919-06-11
Vocalist - Soprano vocal A good man is hard to find Female vocal solo, with orchestra Marion Harris 1919-02-19
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Jazz baby Female vocal solo, with orchestra Marion Harris 1919-04-18
Vocalist - Soprano vocal After you've gone Female vocal solo, with orchestra Marion Harris 1918-10-18