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  • Recording Title


  • Other Title(s)

    • Betty (Work title)
  • Musical group

    King's Orchestra

  • Vocal group

    Peerless Quartet

  • Composer

    Harry Tierney

  • Conductor

    Edward T. King

  • Lyricist

    William Jerome

  • Speaker

    Raymond Hitchcock

  • Baritone vocal

    Arthur Collins

  • Bass vocal

    John H. Meyer

  • Tenor vocal

    Albert Campbell , Henry Burr

  • Genre(s)

    Musical theater

  • Category


  • Description

    Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra

  • Language


  • Instrumentation

    2 violins, viola, flute, 2 clarinets, tuba, trombone, 2 cornets, bassoon, oboe, and cello

  • Label Name/Number

    Victor 55080

  • Matrix Number/Take Number


  • Recording Date


  • Place of Recording

    New York, New York

  • Size


  • Duration


  • Notes

    Victor ledgers note: On 11/23/1916, the male quartet consisted of Rokey Johnson, Ray Hoyer, Jack Brusch, and Herbert Goff. Peerless Quartet designation from 12/11/1916 Victor ledgers.

  • Rights & Access

    This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders of the recording is required in order to obtain a copy of the recording. Contact [email protected] for more information.


    Source of original recording: Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara. Inclusion of the recording in the National Jukebox, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment.


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