DO WHAT YOUR MOTHER DID
Sterling Trio, vocal
Source: Columbia A2020 (matrix 46777) Recorded: 1916
File Size: 770 Kb
Playing Time: 3:12
The STERLING TRIO had a steady run of best-selling recordings between 1916 and 1922, notably "Hawaiian Butterfly" (1917), "Where the Morning Glories Grow" (with Elizabeth Spencer, 1918), and "That Tumble-Down Shack in Athlone" (1919).
Three members of the Peerless Quartet performed as the Sterling Trio:
Henry Burr (1882-1941) - tenor
Albert Campbell (died 1947, age 74) - tenor.
John Meyer (died 1949, age 71) - bass
"Do What Your Mother Did," with music by Von Tilzer, was recorded by the Sterling Trio in 1916.
This selection was transferred from a 78 rpm record that was enjoyed many times. Noise from record wear has been diminished using a 3.5 mil stylus and digital sound processing techniques, but it is still audible.
Biographical Source: "Billy Murray, The Phonograph Industry's First Great Recording Artist," by Hoffmann, Carty, & Riggs
This page was update on October 4, 1999.