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Nora Bayes

Nora Bayes (1880–1928) was a tremendously popular vaudevillian and star of the Broadway musical stage. She is still remembered for the gigantic hit "Shine On, Harvest Moon," which she co-wrote with her then-husband Jack Norworth. Although the title was a success for other artists, the only recording of it made by Norworth and Bayes was never released. Bayes, whose real name was Dora Goldberg, began recording in 1910 for the Victor Talking Machine Company, after having been on Broadway for nearly a decade. Known for her throaty contralto, she combined wit and subtle insinuation with consummate musicianship.

The following recordings featuring Nora Bayes are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Are you prepared for summer Female vocal solo, with orchestra Nora Bayes 1916-05-04
Vocalist - Soprano vocal The greatest battle song of all Female vocal solo, with orchestra Nora Bayes 1916-05-04
Vocalist - Soprano vocal The broken doll Female vocal solo, with orchestra Nora Bayes 1917-07-24
Vocalist - Soprano vocal The good ship Mary Ann Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra Nora Bayes 1914-01-22
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Pull the cork out of Erin Female vocal solo, with orchestra Nora Bayes 1917-04-07
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Daniel in the lion's den Female vocal solo, with orchestra Nora Bayes 1917-04-07
Vocalist - Soprano vocal When John McCormack sings a song Female vocal solo, with orchestra Nora Bayes 1916-10-27
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Hicki hoy Female vocal solo, with orchestra Nora Bayes 1916-10-27
Vocalist - Soprano vocal Rosa Rosetta Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Nora Bayes; Jack Norworth 1910-05-20
Vocalist - Soprano vocal How can they tell that O'im Irish? Female vocal solo, with orchestra Nora Bayes 1910-11-08