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American Quartet

American Quartet was the name given to several recording vocal quartets during the early years of the record industry. The name was used as early as 1899 for a group that included tenors John Bieling and Jere Mahoney, baritone S. H. Dudley, and bass William F. Hooley. The best-known American Quartet made its first appearance in 1909 for Victor Records and served as an in-house group. The quartet included Bieling and Hooley, along with tenor Billy Murray and baritone Steve Porter. Bieling left the group in 1913 because of throat troubles and was replaced briefly by Robert D. Armour. Armour was succeeded shortly thereafter by John Young. It proved to be a winning combination for Victor and for the Edison company where it was known as the Premier Quartet

The following recordings featuring American Quartet are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Vocal group A Negro wedding in southern Georgia Male vocal quartet American Quartet 1903-06-12
Vocal group It's a long, long way to Tipperary Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1914-09-15
Vocal group Chinatown, my Chinatown Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1914-10-27
Vocal group I knew him when he was all right Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1914-12-02
Vocal group Tennessee, I hear you calling me Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1914-10-27
Vocal group On the 5:15 Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1914-12-28
Vocal group Denver town Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1910-03-11
Vocal group Little Willie Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied American Quartet 1909-08-24
Vocal group That syncopated boogie boo Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1912-10-14
Vocal group Hitchy koo Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1912-10-14