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Tenor balladeer Albert Campbell began his recording career on Berliner Records in 1897. While he was the solo voice behind the #1 hits ‘My Wild Irish Rose’ (1899), ‘Ma Blushin’ Rosie’ (1900) and ‘Love Me and the World is Mine’ (1906), he achieved his greatest success collaborating with Henry Burr.

The duo recorded eight #1 hits including ‘When I Was Twenty-One and You Were Sweet Sixteen’ (1912), ‘The Trail of the Lonesome Pine’ (1913), ‘I’m On My Way to Mandalay’ (1914), ‘Close to My Heart’ (1915) ‘There’s a Quaker Down in Quaker Town’ (1916), ‘Lookout Mountain’ (1917), ‘Till We Meet Again’ (1919) and ‘I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles’ (1919).

Campbell was also part of the Columbia Male Quartet, the Sterling Trio and most notably the Peerless Quartet. From 1904 through 1926, Peerless was responsible for over 100 top ten hit recordings including the #1 hits ‘You’re the Flower of My Heart, Sweet Adeline’ (1904), ‘Let Me Call You Sweetheart’ (1911), ‘I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be A Soldier’ (1915), ‘My Bird of Paradise’ (1915), ‘The Lights of My Home Town’ (1916), ‘Over There’ (1917) and ‘I Don’t Know Where I’m Going But I’m On My Way’ (1918).

Albert Campbell died on January 25, 1947 at the age of 74.

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