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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 I would like to try it Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1912-03-01
Vocal group Medley of Negro songs Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied American Quartet 1910-01-31
Vocal group She gave them all to me Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied American Quartet 1910-01-31
Vocal group Ragtime violin Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1911-12-15
Vocal group Mary was my mother's name Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1912-03-13
Vocal group There is silver now, where once was gold Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1912-03-13
Vocal group He's a college boy Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1910-03-09
Vocal group Nora Malone Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra Ada Jones; American Quartet 1910-03-09
Vocal group The skeleton rag Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1912-01-11
Vocal group Goodnight Mr. Moon Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1912-01-11