Heidelberg Quintette

On Victor recordings, add the countertenor vocie of Will Oakland to the American Quartet and you have the Heidelberg Quintette. On Edison recordings, the Heidelberg Quintette is the Premier Quartet with Oakland.

John Bieling, first tenor

Billy Murray, second tenor

Will Oakland, countertenor

Steve Porter, baritone

William F. Hooley, bass

Biographical source: "The Encyclopedia of Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895-1925" compiled by Tim Gracyk.


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