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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 Down in dear old New Orleans Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1912-12-02
Vocal group Let's make love among the roses Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1911-07-27
Vocal group Garland of old-fashioned roses Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra Walter Van Brunt 1912-12-05
Vocal group On the banks of the Wabash Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1913-03-14
Vocal group The jingle of Jungle Joe Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1910-11-03
Vocal group That old girl of mine Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1912-12-16
Vocal group I'm looking for a nice young fellow who is looking for a nice young girl Female vocal solo, with male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet; Ada Jones 1910-11-22
Vocal group Down on the Mississippi Male vocal quartet American Quartet 1910-12-27
Vocal group You're my baby Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1912-05-28
Vocal group When you're away Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet; Edna Brown [i.e., Elsie Baker] 1912-06-18