Byron G. Harlan
GEORGE BYRON HARLAN (born August 29, 1861; died September 11, 1936 was probably best known as half of the comic duo Collins and Harlan. However he made many records without Arthur Collins. As a tenor soloist he specialized in sentimental ballads such as "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie." He also recorded many rube numbers such as "They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dawg Aroun'" "How 'Ya Gonna Keep "Em Down on the Farm."
Biographical sources: "Billy Murray, The Phonograph Industry's First Great Recording Artist" by Hoffmann, Carty, & Riggs; "The Encyclopedia of Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895-1925" by Tim Gracyk
This page was updated on July 21, 2000.