Harry C. Browne

Profile:
American banjo player, singer, and actor (born August 18, 1878 in North Adams, MA – died November 15, 1954).

After performing on vaudeville for seven years, Browne recorded dozens of titles for Columbia between 1916 and 1928. One of his first and most-notorious recordings was a racist re-interpretation of the American folk song "Turkey In The Straw" as a so-called coon song with the title "Nigger Love a Watermelon, Ha! Ha! Ha!" (released on Columbia A1999). Apart from a series of similar minstrel songs, his repertoire also encompassed many popular hymns.

As an actor, Browne appeared in at least 14 Broadway shows between 1906 and 1925 and in more than a dozen silent movies between 1914 and 1921.
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Artist

Albums

XTV 20179, XTV 20180 Harry C. Browne - Talking Book No. 2: The Truth About Adversity / I See! album art Harry C. Browne Talking Book No. 2: The Truth About Adversity / I See!(LP) The Christian Science Publishing Society, The Christian Science Publishing Society XTV 20179, XTV 20180 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

A2075 Harry C. Browne - Angel Gabriel / Angels Meet Me At The Crossroads album art Harry C. Browne Angel Gabriel / Angels Meet Me At The Crossroads Columbia A2075 US 1916 Sell This Version
A2015 Harry C. Browne - Gwine To Run All Night / Roll Out!  Heave Dat Cotton  album art Harry C. Browne Gwine To Run All Night / Roll Out! Heave Dat Cotton (Shellac, 10") Columbia A2015 USA & Canada 1916 Sell This Version
A2255 Harry C. Browne - De Gospel Train Am Comin' / Jordan Am A Hard Road To Travel album art Harry C. Browne And Peerless Quartette / Harry C. Browne Harry C. Browne And Peerless Quartette / Harry C. Browne - De Gospel Train Am Comin' / Jordan Am A Hard Road To Travel Columbia A2255 US 1917 Sell This Version
A2502 Harry C. Browne - Polly-Wolly-Doodle / Push Dem Clouds Away album art Harry C. Browne Polly-Wolly-Doodle / Push Dem Clouds Away Columbia A2502 US 1918 Sell This Version
A2430 Harry C. Browne - Johnny Get Your Gun / Climbing Up The Golden Stairs album art Harry C. Browne Johnny Get Your Gun / Climbing Up The Golden Stairs Columbia A2430 USA & Canada 1918 Sell This Version
A2622 Harry C. Browne - Oh,Boys, Carry My 'Long / Li'l Liza Jane album art Harry C. Browne / Peerless Quartette Harry C. Browne / Peerless Quartette - Oh,Boys, Carry My 'Long / Li'l Liza Jane(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2622 US 1918 Sell This Version
A2116 Harry C. Browne - Oh! Dem Golden Slippers / Keep In De Middle Ob De Road album art Knickerbocker Quartet, Harry C. Browne Knickerbocker Quartet, Harry C. Browne - Oh! Dem Golden Slippers / Keep In De Middle Ob De Road(Shellac, 10", RP) Columbia A2116 USA & Canada 1918 Sell This Version
A1999 Harry C. Browne - Nigger Love A Watermelon, Ha! Ha! Ha! / Old Dan Tucker album art Harry C. Browne Nigger Love A Watermelon, Ha! Ha! Ha! / Old Dan Tucker Columbia A1999 USA & Canada 1916 Sell This Version
A2179 Harry C. Browne - Balm Of Gilead / Southern Medley album art Harry C. Browne / Fred Van Eps Harry C. Browne / Fred Van Eps - Balm Of Gilead / Southern Medley(Shellac, 10", RP) Columbia A2179 US 1919 Sell This Version
A2252 Harry C. Browne - She Stopped To Powder Her Nose / All Aboard For The County Fair album art Harry C. Browne / Harlan*, Porter* And Knight* Harry C. Browne / Harlan*, Porter* And Knight* - She Stopped To Powder Her Nose / All Aboard For The County Fair(Shellac, 10", RP) Columbia A2252 USA & Canada 1919 Sell This Version
3197 Harry C. Browne - Uncle Josh And The Insurance Co. / Uncle Josh On An Automobile album art Cal Stewart / Cal Stewart And Harry C. Browne Cal Stewart / Cal Stewart And Harry C. Browne - Uncle Josh And The Insurance Co. / Uncle Josh On An Automobile(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 3197 US 1919 Sell This Version
A865 Harry C. Browne - Uncle Josh On An Automobile / Uncle Josh And The Insurance Co. album art Cal Stewart (Uncle Josh)* And Harry C. Browne / Cal Stewart (Uncle Josh)* Cal Stewart (Uncle Josh)* And Harry C. Browne / Cal Stewart (Uncle Josh)* - Uncle Josh On An Automobile / Uncle Josh And The Insurance Co. Columbia A865 USA & Canada 1920 Sell This Version
A2992 Harry C. Browne - Keep Those Golden Gates Wide Open / Meet Me On The Golden Shore album art Harry C. Browne And Peerless Quartette Harry C. Browne And Peerless Quartette - Keep Those Golden Gates Wide Open / Meet Me On The Golden Shore Columbia A2992 US 1920 Sell This Version
A2922 Harry C. Browne - Razors In The Air / Hi, Jenny, Ho, Jenny Johnson album art Harry C. Browne And Peerless Quartette Harry C. Browne And Peerless Quartette - Razors In The Air / Hi, Jenny, Ho, Jenny Johnson Columbia A2922 USA & Canada 1920 Sell This Version
A2991 Harry C. Browne - Uncle Josh At The Dentist's / Uncle Josh And Aunt Nancy Put Up The Kitchen Stove album art Cal Stewart And Harry C. Browne / Cal Stewart And Ada Jones Cal Stewart And Harry C. Browne / Cal Stewart And Ada Jones - Uncle Josh At The Dentist's / Uncle Josh And Aunt Nancy Put Up The Kitchen Stove(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2991 US 1920 Sell This Version
A2590 Harry C. Browne - Climb Up, Ye Chillun, Climb! / Carve Dat Possum album art Harry C. Browne And Peerless Quartette Harry C. Browne And Peerless Quartette - Climb Up, Ye Chillun, Climb! / Carve Dat Possum(Shellac, 10", RP) Columbia A2590 USA & Canada 1920 Sell This Version
A2853 Harry C. Browne - Hear Dem Bells / Keemo Kimo album art Harry C. Browne And Peerless Quartette Harry C. Browne And Peerless Quartette - Hear Dem Bells / Keemo Kimo(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2853 US 1920 Sell This Version
A3386 Harry C. Browne - Put On De Golden Sword / Get Yo' Ticket album art Harry C. Browne and Peerless Quartette Harry C. Browne and Peerless Quartette - Put On De Golden Sword / Get Yo' Ticket(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3386 US 1920 Sell This Version
A3678 Harry C. Browne - I Loves You Mister Coon / De Colored Barbecue album art Harry C. Browne I Loves You Mister Coon / De Colored Barbecue Columbia A3678 US 1922 Sell This Version
A3622 Harry C. Browne - Skeeter And The June Bug / Dars A Lock On De Chicken Coop Door album art Harry C. Browne Skeeter And The June Bug / Dars A Lock On De Chicken Coop Door(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3622 US 1922 Sell This Version
A3963 Harry C. Browne - De Darktown Jamboree / Rosy album art Harry C. Browne De Darktown Jamboree / Rosy(Shellac, 10", 80 RPM) Columbia A3963 US 1923 Sell This Version
A3833 Harry C. Browne - Kiss Me, Honey, Do / I'll Make Dat Black Gal Mine album art Harry C. Browne Kiss Me, Honey, Do / I'll Make Dat Black Gal Mine(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3833 US 1923 Sell This Version
1-H Harry C. Browne - Uncle Ned / Goodbye, Liza Jane album art Harry C. Browne Uncle Ned / Goodbye, Liza Jane(Shellac, 10") Harmony (4) 1-H US 1925 Sell This Version

Compilations

CD D 076 Harry C. Browne - Early Minstrel Songs Recorded 1916-1923 album art Harry C. Browne Early Minstrel Songs Recorded 1916-1923(CD, Comp) B.A.C.M. CD D 076 UK 2004 Sell This Version