Nora Bayes

Real Name:
Rachel Eleonora Goldberg
Profile:
Popular American singer, comedienne and actress of the early 20th century.
(October 3, 1880 – March 19, 1928)

Born Rachel Eleonora Goldberg, with Dora being a pet or nickname, to a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois, Bayes was performing professionally in vaudeville in Chicago by age 19. She toured from San Francisco, California to New York City and became a star both on the vaudeville circuit and the Broadway stage.

In 1908, she married singer-songwriter Jack Norworth. The two toured together and were credited for collaborating on a number of compositions, including the immensely popular "Shine On, Harvest Moon," which the pair debuted in Florenz Ziegfeld's Follies of 1908.

Bayes made many phonograph records (some with Norworth) for the Victor and Columbia labels. From 1924 through 1928, her accompanist was pianist Louis Alter, who later composed the popular songs "Manhattan Serenade," "Nina Never Knew" and "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?".

Bayes established her own theater, The Nora Bayes Theater, on West 44th Street in New York. She was portrayed by Ann Sheridan in the 1944 musical biopic Shine On, Harvest Moon, which focused on her relationship with Norworth, played by Dennis Morgan (4), and ignored her other husbands.
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Singles & EPs

60013 Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly? — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 60013 US 1910 Sell This Version
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70020 What Good Is Water When You're Dry? — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes What Good Is Water When You're Dry?(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Victor 70020 US 1910 Sell This Version
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60019 Daffydils — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes Daffydils(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 60019 US 1910 Sell This Version
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70038 Turn Off Your Light, Mr. Moon Man — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes - Jack Norworth Nora Bayes - Jack Norworth - Turn Off Your Light, Mr. Moon Man(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Victor 70038 US 1911 Sell This Version
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60127 I Work Eight Hours, Sleep Eight Hours, That Leaves Eight Hours For Love — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes I Work Eight Hours, Sleep Eight Hours, That Leaves Eight Hours For Love(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 60127 US 1914 Sell This Version
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60112 We Take Our Hats Off To You, Mr. Wilson!	 — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes We Take Our Hats Off To You, Mr. Wilson! (Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 60112 US 1914 Sell This Version
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60014 You Can't Get Away From It — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes You Can't Get Away From It(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 60014 US 1914 Sell This Version
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70019 Rosa Rosetta — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes - Jack Norworth Nora Bayes - Jack Norworth - Rosa Rosetta(Shellac, 12", S/Sided, RP) Victor 70019 US 1914 Sell This Version
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45100 For Dixie And Uncle Sam / Homesickness Blues — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes For Dixie And Uncle Sam / Homesickness Blues Victor 45100 US 1916 Sell This Version
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70016 Come Along My Mandy — Nora Bayes Nora BayesJack Norworth Nora BayesJack Norworth - Come Along My Mandy(Shellac, 12", S/Sided, RP) Victor 70016 US 1916 Sell This Version
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45099 Nora Bayes Hello, Hawaii, How Are You / When Old Bill Bailey Plays The Ukulele(Shellac, 10") Victor 45099 US 1916 Sell This Version
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45108 Cheer Up! Eat And Grow Thin / Ragging The Songs Mother Used To Sing — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes Cheer Up! Eat And Grow Thin / Ragging The Songs Mother Used To Sing(Shellac, 10") Victor 45108 US 1917 Sell This Version
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45136 Broken Doll / Please Keep Out Of My Dreams — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes Broken Doll / Please Keep Out Of My Dreams(Shellac, 10") Victor 45136 US 1917 Sell This Version
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45105 When John McCormack Sings A Song / Hicki Hoy — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes When John McCormack Sings A Song / Hicki Hoy(Shellac, 10") Victor 45105 US 1917 Sell This Version
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45130 (Good Bye And Luck Be With You) Laddie Boy / Over There — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes (Good Bye And Luck Be With You) Laddie Boy / Over There(Shellac, 10") Victor 45130 US 1917 Sell This Version
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45123 Pull The Cork Out Of Erin (Let The River Shannon Flow) / Daniel In The Lion's Den — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes Pull The Cork Out Of Erin (Let The River Shannon Flow) / Daniel In The Lion's Den(Shellac, 10") Victor 45123 US 1917 Sell This Version
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A6051 Nora Bayes The Man Who Put the Germ in Germany / Mammy's Chocolate Soldier(Shellac, 12") Columbia A6051 US 1918 Sell This Version
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A6030 Some Day They're Coming Home Again / I May Stay Away A Little Longer — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes Some Day They're Coming Home Again / I May Stay Away A Little Longer(Shellac, 12", BY,) Columbia A6030 USA & Canada 1918 Sell This Version
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A2816 Freckles / Ev'rybody Calls Me Honey — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes Freckles / Ev'rybody Calls Me Honey Columbia A2816 USA & Canada 1919 Sell This Version
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A2678 My Barney Lies Over The Ocean / Good-Bye France — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes My Barney Lies Over The Ocean / Good-Bye France Columbia A2678 US 1919 Sell This Version
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A2687 How'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm? (After They've Seen Paree) / When Yankee Doodle Sails Upon The Good Ship Home, Sweet Home — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes How'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm? (After They've Seen Paree) / When Yankee Doodle Sails Upon The Good Ship Home, Sweet Home Columbia A2687 USA & Canada 1919 Sell This Version
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A6138 In Your Arms / Just Like a Gypsy — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes In Your Arms / Just Like a Gypsy(Shellac, 12") Columbia A6138 US 1919 Sell This Version
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A2785 Jerry / In Miami — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes Jerry / In Miami(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2785 US 1919 Sell This Version
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A2771 You Can't Get Lovin' Where There Ain't Any Love / Mammy's Pickaninny Don't You Cry — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes You Can't Get Lovin' Where There Ain't Any Love / Mammy's Pickaninny Don't You Cry(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2771 US 1919 Sell This Version
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A2852 Snoops, The Lawyer / Oh, How I Laugh When I Think That I Cried Over You — Nora Bayes Nora Bayes Snoops, The Lawyer / Oh, How I Laugh When I Think That I Cried Over You Columbia A2852 USA & Canada 1920 Sell This Version