The following is a collection of links to recordings of duets, dating from the early years of the twentieth century. My sources include:
- Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project, Department of Special Collections, Donald C. Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara
Vocal duets recorded in the early years were often performed by vaudeville singers. Presumably these songs were part of their stage acts.
This list is by no means complete. If you know of any additions or corrections, please feel free to contact me.
|S. H. Dudley and Harry Macdonough||Just as the Sun Went DownOther recordings are available at the Internet Archive.||Victor, 1901||Words and music by Lyn Udall|
|Bert Williams and George Walker||My Little Zulu Babe||Victor 1086, 1901||Written by Potter?|
|Bert Williams and George Walker||Pretty Desdemone||Columbia 3410, 1906||Words and music by F. Collis Wildman from the show Abyssinia.|
|Ada Jones and Billy Murray||Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey MineAdditional recordings are also available at theInternet Archive.||Music by Karl Hoschna, lyrics by Otto Harbach. From the Broadway musicalThe Three Twins. Published 1908.|
|Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan||Whoa, Bill!||Edison 7997, 1904|
|Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan||In My Merry Oldsmobile||Columbia 85016, 1905||Music by Gus Edwards, lyrics by Vincent Bryan|
|Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan||Ev’ry Little Bit, Added to What You’ve Got, etc.||Edison 9611, 1907|
|Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan||Down at the Husking Bee||Edison 10234, 1909|
|Reed Miller and Reinald Werrenrath||Don’t Worry||Edison 9751, 1908||Ed Rose and Ted Snyder|
|Stella Mayhew and Billie Taylor||That Beautiful Rag||Edison 10438, 1910||Music by Ted Snyder, lyrics by Irving Berlin.|
|Albert C. Campbell and Irving Gillette||Pucker Up Your Lips, Miss Lindy||Edison 10573, 1912|
|Al Bernard and Ernest Hare||I Want to Hold You in My ArmsSeveral recordings from 1919-1923 are available at the Internet Archive or from the UCSB site.||Edison Blue Amberol 3773, Edison Record 6686, 1919|