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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 When the rainbow shines bright at morn Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra William F. Hooley; American Quartet 1912-07-11
Vocal group That soothing symphony Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1916-02-03
Vocal group Those good old days back home Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1916-02-03
Vocal group Loading up the Mandy Lee Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1916-01-05
Vocal group All aboard for Chinatown Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1916-03-08
Vocal group No one but your dear old dad Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1916-01-05
Vocal group Siam Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1916-03-08
Vocal group I want a girl (just like the girl that married dear old Dad) Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1911-07-27
Vocal group Mammy's shufflin' dance Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1911-09-26
Vocal group Sailing down the Chesapeake Bay Male vocal quartet, with orchestra American Quartet 1913-08-12