Early Duet Recordings

The following is a collection of links to recordings of duets, dating from the early years of the twentieth century. My sources include:

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.

Performers Song Recording Song Information
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