Nora Bayes  (1880-1928)
Last updated: 09.06.18
Nora Bayes was a popular American entertainer born Leonora Goldberg to a Jewish family in Joliet, Illinois. 18-years old, she was performing professionally in vaudeville in Chicago. After touring from San Francisco, California to New York she became a star both on vaudeville and Broadway. She was an accomplished singer, comedian and actress. After her marriage to singer/songwriter Jack Norworth in 1908 they toured together and were credited for collaborating on a number of tunes, including their huge hit Shine On, Harvest Moon which the pair debuted in Florenz Ziegfeld's Follies of 1908. Later she recorded with the Victor Talking Machine Company and Columbia Records. She died in New York.

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Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Joe "Fingers" Carr on "Honky Tonk Hits of Joe "Fingers" Carr" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Jody Dall'Armi on "On the Level, You're a Little Devil--Songs of Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "Perfessor Bill Sings Volume 2"
cd15.gif Nora Hulse on "Ragtime Refreshments"
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Cotton Club: A Nostalgic Collection" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Great War: Classical And Popular Selections From The Time Of World War I" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Knuckles O'Toole on "Knuckles O'Toole: Plays Honky Tonk Piano" flag15us.gif
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE1300 The Nora Bayes Fox Trot (1917)
T/T/T+D/B+A/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1301 Prohibition Blues (1919) - Song
T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
print-on-demand €9.00 £7.50 $11.75  
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif The Nora Bayes Fox Trot (1917) T/T/T+D/B+A/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Prohibition Blues (1919) T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 23 works by Nora Bayes (1880-1928). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Come Along My Mandy (1907) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Bayes Co-Author: J. Norworth
Original version by Mellor, Lawrence and Giffard.
Parlor Games (1911)
Shine on Harvest Moon (1908) wvicon.gif
Words by: J. Norworth
Please Go Find My Billy Boy (1911)
Sing Me a Come-All-Ye Like My Daddy Sang to Me (1908)
Turn Off Your Light, Mr. Moon Man (1911) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Bayes Co-Author: J. Norworth
I'm Glad I'm a Boy and I'm Glad I'm a Girl (1909) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Bayes Co-Author: J. Norworth
In My Birch Bark Canoe (1912)
If It Were Not For Dear Old Father (1909) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Bayes Co-Author: J. Norworth
Pinkerton Detective Moon (1912) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Bayes Co-Author: J. Norworth
Let's Get the Umpire's Goat (1909) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Bayes Co-Author: J. Norworth
She Believes I'm in Brooklyn To-Night (1912)
No More Staying Out Late (1909)
The Nora Bayes Fox Trot (1917) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: D. Ganiard
Mister Moon-Man Turn Off the Light (1910) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Jack Norworth
All My Life (1918) wvicon.gif
Words by: Irving Fisher, Harry Akst
Young America (1910)
Just Like a Gypsy (1919) wvicon.gif
Words by: Seymour Simons
Ev'ry One in Favor Say Aye (1911) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Bayes Co-Author: J. Norworth
Prohibition Blues (1919) wvicon.gif
Words by: Ring Lardner
Fairy Tales (1911)
I'll Tell the World (1920)
I Have Longed So Long (1911)
     Title Performer
youtube15.jpg The Nora Bayes Fox Trot (3:06) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Prohibition Blues performed by Nora Bayes (3:10)