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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 The man with the ladder and the hose Male vocal solo, with piano Billy Murray 1904-05-28
Vocalist - Tenor vocal On the 5:15 Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1914-12-28
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Settle down in a one-horse town Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1914-12-30
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Rainbow Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra Billy Murray; Haydn Quartet 1908-09-02
Vocalist - Tenor vocal I'm glad I'm married Male vocal solo, with orchestra Billy Murray 1908-09-02
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Taffy Female-male vocal duet and male vocal quartet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray; Haydn Quartet 1908-09-02
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Sweetheart Town Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra Haydn Quartet; Billy Murray 1908-10-28
Vocalist - Tenor vocal When we are M-A-R-R-I-E-D Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1908-11-06
Vocalist - Tenor vocal When a fellow's on the level with a girl that's on the Square Male vocal solo, with orchestra Billy Murray 1908-11-06
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Take plenty of shoes Male vocal solo, with orchestra Billy Murray 1908-11-12