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:
|Artist Role||Title||Description||Primary Performer(s)||Date|
|Vocalist - Soprano vocal||Cheer up! Eat and grow thin||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||Nora Bayes||1916-12-08|
|Vocalist - Soprano vocal||Please keep out of my dreams||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||Nora Bayes||1916-12-08|
|Vocalist - Soprano vocal||Ragging the songs Mother used to sing||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||Nora Bayes||1916-12-08|
|Vocalist - Soprano vocal||Over there||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||Nora Bayes||1917-07-13|
|Vocalist - Soprano vocal||Laddie boy||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||Nora Bayes||1917-07-13|