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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 Shaky eyes Male vocal solo, with orchestra Billy Murray 1910-05-16
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Good-night, nurse Male vocal solo, with orchestra Billy Murray 1913-02-03
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Back to Dixieland Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1915-04-09
Vocalist - Tenor vocal I've got rings on my fingers Male vocal solo, with orchestra Billy Murray 1910-06-02
Vocalist - Tenor vocal You're gwine to get somethin' what you don't expect Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra Billy Murray 1910-06-28
Vocalist - Tenor vocal All alone Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Ada Jones; Billy Murray 1911-04-11
Vocalist - Tenor vocal War song medley Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1913-02-10
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Bagdad Male vocal solo, with orchestra Billy Murray 1912-11-18
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Row, row, row Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1913-02-10
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Mobile Minstrels Minstrels, with orchestra Victor Minstrel Company 1913-02-10