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Peter Dawson Baritone 78's

Peter Smith Dawson

(31 January 1882 – 27 September 1961) was an Australian bass-baritone and songwriter.[1] Dawson gained worldwide renown through song recitals and many best-selling recordings of operatic arias, oratorio solos and rousing ballads during a career spanning almost 60 years.

Although Dawson's repertoire embraced a great deal of contemporary popular songs and light music, he possessed a remarkably fluent and technically adroit vocal technique which enabled him to excel in highly demanding classical pieces. His voice combined an attractive dark timbre with an ideal balance of diction and vocal placement. He also possessed a smooth legato, a strong but integrated 'attack' that eschewed intrusive aspirates, and a near-perfect ability to manage running passages and difficult musical ornaments such as roulades.

These skills probably derived from his studies with Sir Charles Santley, a virtuoso English baritone of the Victorian era. If Dawson's interpretations were not profoundly penetrating, they were not shallow either; and in his chosen field of English concert pieces of the vigorous, manly, outdoors kind, he remains unequalled. The tremendously high technical finish of his Handelian singing sets an unmatched standard, too.

In 1984, Dawson was chosen by the Guinness Book of Recorded Sound as one of the top 10 singers on disc of all time, listed alongside such luminaries as Elvis Presley and the great operatic tenor Enrico Caruso.

In 2007, Peter Dawson's 1931 recording of the song Along the Road to Gundagai was added to the National Film and Sound Archive's Sounds of Australia registry.[2]



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UK PETER DAWSON - CRUEL IS HE - HMV

PETER DAWSON - CRUEL IS HE - HMV

# 566 78  RPM    DAWSON     BASS  BARITONE SIDE  1 & 2 NOW YOUR DAYS OF PHILANDERING ARE...
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UK Peter Dawson - The Lowland Sea - Zonophone UK

Peter Dawson - The Lowland Sea - Zonophone UK

3206   RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH   Peter  Dawson                The Lowland Sea     When the Ebb tide Flows                   Zonophone ...
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UK Peter Dawson & Sydney Coltham - All's Well - HMV B.1453

Peter Dawson & Sydney Coltham - All's Well - HMV B.1453

5321 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH   Coltham & Dawson A.   Larboard Watch ...
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UK Peter Dawson - Four Indian Love Lyrics - HMV UK

Peter Dawson - Four Indian Love Lyrics - HMV UK

2905  & 8380 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH Peter Dawson Four Indian Love Lyrics   Pt 2...
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UK Peter Dawson - Gentle Lady - HMV B.1202

Peter Dawson - Gentle Lady - HMV B.1202

5335 78 RPM   10 INCH Peter Dawson SIDE  1  -  Gentle Lady  Pt. 1 SIDE  2  -  Pt. 2 ...
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UK Peter Dawson - My Sword and I - HMV B.3812 UK

Peter Dawson - My Sword and I - HMV B.3812 UK

3410 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH Peter Dawson A. Here is my Song B. Joggin' along the Highway ...
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UK Peter Dawson - Rocked in the Cradle - HMV B.1479

Peter Dawson - Rocked in the Cradle - HMV B.1479

5317 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH   Peter Dawson A.   Rocked in the Cradle of the...
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UK Peter Dawson - With a Song - HMV B.4374

Peter Dawson - With a Song - HMV B.4374

8031 10 inch  78 rpm ARTIST :    Peter Dawson  1.   With a song 2.   Old Father Thames  ...
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UK PETER DAWSON - AULD LANG SYNE - HMV B 1596 { 1941

PETER DAWSON - AULD LANG SYNE - HMV B 1596 { 1941

PETER  DAWSON  A .   AULD  LANG  SYNE  B.   OLD  JIM'S  CHRISTMAS  HYMN   ...
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UK PETER DAWSON - FATHER O'FLYNN - HMV 3838 { 1943

PETER DAWSON - FATHER O'FLYNN - HMV 3838 { 1943

PETER  DAWSON  A .   FATHER  O'FLYNN    B.   WHEN  THE  GUARDS  GO  MARCHING  BY   HMV  B 3838        UK  PRESSING DISC  CONDITION      E+ ...
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