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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 Mysterious moon Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra Edna Brown [i.e., Elsie Baker]; American Quartet 1912-06-18
Vocal group Another rag Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1911-11-06
Vocal group When I was twenty-one and you were sweet sixteen Male vocal quartet and male vocal soloist, with orchestra Harry Macdonough; American Quartet 1912-02-15
Vocal group Pucker up your lips, Miss Lindy Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1912-02-15
Vocal group That college rag Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1912-02-15
Vocal group Here's to the friend in stormy weather Male vocal quartet and tenor vocal soloist, with orchestra Harry Macdonough; American Quartet 1912-02-15
Vocal group Everybody two-step Male vocal quartet American Quartet 1912-09-06
Vocal group Marry a Yiddish boy Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1911-12-05
Vocal group Paddy Duffy's cart Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1911-12-05
Vocal group That hypnotizing man Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1911-12-05