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Billy Murray

Billy Murray (1877–1954) was perhaps the most prolific recording artist of the acoustic recording era. His distinctive nasal baritonish-tenor voice, which recorded extremely well, and his perfect diction contributed to the popularity of his records. During his career, Murray recorded for nearly every company in existence, most notably for Edison and Victor. Murray's repertoire, while confined to the popular idiom, was wide-ranging. He was most famous for Irish dialect comic songs, but he could also handle ragtime and African American dialect material with ease, along with sentimental songs and Tin Pan Alley and Broadway material. Among the repertoire in which he specialized were many works composed by George M. Cohan.

The following recordings featuring Billy Murray are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Do re mi fa sol la si do Male vocal solo, with orchestra Billy Murray 1906-12-05
Vocalist - Tenor vocal The game of peek-a-boo Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1907-01-02
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Not because your hair is curly Male vocal solo, with orchestra Billy Murray 1906-09-12
Vocalist - Tenor vocal My Mariuccia Male vocal solo, with orchestra Billy Murray 1906-09-12
Vocalist - Tenor vocal When Tommy Atkins marries Dolly Gray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra Billy Murray; Haydn Quartet 1906-10-12
Vocalist - Tenor vocal San Antonio Male vocal solo, with orchestra Billy Murray 1907-03-08
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Ma pickaninny babe Male vocal duet, with orchestra Will Oakland; Billy Murray 1914-07-06
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Broadway favorites Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra Victor Light Opera Company 1914-07-09
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Gems from Passing show of 1914 Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra Victor Opera Company 1914-07-09
Vocalist - Tenor vocal What a wonderful love that would be Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1914-07-29