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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 On the Mississippi Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1912-10-22
Vocal group Mocking bird rag Male vocal quartet American Quartet 1912-10-22
Vocal group You're just as sweet at sixty as you were at sweet sixteen Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet; Walter Van Brunt 1912-10-22
Vocal group Call me up some rainy afternoon Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet; Ada Jones 1910-05-04
Vocal group Ogalalla Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1910-05-04
Vocal group Back to Dixieland Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1915-04-09
Vocal group War song medley Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1913-02-10
Vocal group Row, row, row Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1913-02-10
Vocal group The Dublin rag Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet; Edward M. Favor 1910-09-12
Vocal group Parisienne Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1912-11-22