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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 Under a panama Male vocal solo, with piano Billy Murray 1903-09-23
Vocalist - Tenor vocal When we were two little boys Male vocal solo, with piano Billy Murray 1903-09-23
Vocalist - Tenor vocal The Irish, the Irish Male vocal solo, with orchestra Billy Murray 1904-03-07
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Under the Anheuser bush Male vocal solo, with orchestra Billy Murray 1906-05-08
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Under the Anheuser bush Male vocal solo, with piano Billy Murray 1904-01-15
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Ain't it funny what a difference just a few hours make Male vocal solo, with orchestra Billy Murray 1904-03-23
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Ain't it funny what a difference just a few hours make Male vocal solo, with orchestra Billy Murray 1904-10-11
Vocalist - Tenor vocal The ghost that never walked Male vocal solo Billy Murray 1904-05-28
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Meet me in St. Louis, Louis Male vocal solo, with piano Billy Murray 1904-05-28
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Save it for me Male vocal solo, with piano Billy Murray 1904-05-28