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Richard Crooks

ts, voc, 1900-1972 US, Trenton, New Jersey
Singer of Classical and Pop
A.k.a. Richard Alexander Crooks

Richard Alexander Crooks (June 26, 1900 – September 29, 1972) was an American tenor and a leading singer at the New York Metropolitan Opera.

     
Instruments
  • Tenor sax
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Classical
  • Pop
  • World
  • Soundtrack
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Love's Old Sweet Song on Crooks, Richards: Opera Arias / Songs by Richard Crooks, Clemens Schmalstich & Nathaniel Shilkret
Beautiful Dreamer on Crooks, Richards: Opera Arias / Songs by Richard Crooks, Clemens Schmalstich & Nathaniel Shilkret
Oh Susanah (Recorded 1937) on Richard Crooks in Songs and Ballads by Richard Crooks
The Holy City on The Greatest Voices Of The Century, Vol. 2 by Various Artists
The Holy City on Favourite Ballads of Yesteryear by Various Artists
I Dream of Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair on Stephen Foster: Greatest Hits by Richard Crooks
Massa's in de Cold, Cold Ground (Recorded 1937) on Richard Crooks in Songs and Ballads by Richard Crooks
Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway! (Recorded 1937) on Richard Crooks in Songs and Ballads by Richard Crooks
O Dry Those Tears (Recorded 1926) on Richard Crooks in Songs and Ballads by Richard Crooks
Macushla on Down The Hobbit Hole. Ireland by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Neapolitan Love SongRichard Crooks2003Compil.
Opera Arias & Songs/Schubert: Die Schöne MüllerinRichard Crooks1997Compil.
All Of My HeartRichard Crooks1989Album
The Great TenorsJohn McCormack / Richard Crooks1988Compil.
In Song And Opera 1929-33Richard Crooks1982Album
Sings Songs Of Stephen FosterRichard Crooks1976Album
Arias From / Faust • Manon • Roméo Et Juliette • Lohengrin • Die Meistersinger / Don Giovanni • L'Elisir D'Amore • Tosca • Fedora • Werther • Sadko / Le Roi D'Ys • L'Arlesiana • Les Pêcheurs De PerlesRichard Crooks1969Compil.
Listen To The Music Of Victor HerbertRichard Crooks, Nathaniel Shilkret And His Orchestra, Harold Coates And His Orchestra1956Album
Sings Songs You LoveRichard Crooks1956Album
Were You There / The TrumpeterRichard Crooks, Victor Symphony Orchestra, Maximilian Pilzer1945Album
I Pescatori De Perle: Mi Par D'udir Amcora (Pearl Fishers: I Hear As In A Dream) / Plaisir D'Amour (The Joys Of Love)Richard Crooks / Marcelle Denya1945Album
Turn Ye To MeBidú Sayão / Richard Crooks1945Album
The Hills Of Home / The Old RefrainRichard Crooks With Orchestra Conducted By Howard Barlow1944Album
Una Furtiva Lagrima / LargoRichard Crooks / Ezio Pinza1944Album
Oh, Little Town Of BethlehemRichard Crooks1943Album
Oh! Susanna / Old Black JoeRichard Crooks And The Balladeers1940Album
Кармен / Сельская честьRichard Crooks1939Album
Oh! Susanna / De Camptown RacesRichard Crooks And The Balladeers1938Album
Ah! May The Red Rose Live Alway / Gone Where My Love Lies DreamingRichard Crooks1938Album
De Camptown Races / Ah! May The Red Rose Live AlwayRichard Crooks And The Balladeers1937Album
Serenade / L'Amour, Toujours, L'AmourRichard Crooks1937Album
Old Folks At Home / Beautiful DreamerRichard Crooks1937Album
Garden Of Happiness / Arise O SunRichard Crooks1936Album
The Green Hills Of Ireland / Bird Songs At EventideRichard Crooks1936Album
The Lost Chord / Good ByeRichard Crooks With Orchestra Directed By Nathaniel Shilkret And Organ By H. Alexander Matthews1936Album
ThoraRichard Crooks1935Album
Mother MachreeRichard Crooks1935Album
Macushla / A Little Love, A Little KissRichard Crooks1935Album
The Unforgotten Melody / For Love AloneRichard Crooks1935Album
The Merry Widow - I Love You So / Kathleen MavourneenRichard Crooks1934Album
My Song Goes Round The World / Smilin' ThroughRichard Crooks1934Album
Parted / I Love TheeRichard Crooks1934Album
O Song Divine / A Dream Of ParadiseRichard Crooks1934Album
Macushla / Too Late TomorrowRichard Crooks1933Album
Nirvana / How Lovely Are Thy DwellingsRichard Crooks1933Album
A Little Love, A Little Kiss / UntilRichard Crooks1933Album
Just To Linger In Your Arms / Gipsy MoonRichard Crooks1932Album
Only My Song / Tell Me TonightRichard Crooks1932Album
Neapolitan Love Song / In My GardenRichard Crooks1932Album
You Are My Heart's Delight / Just Two Hearts And A Waltz RefrainRichard Crooks1931Album
You Will Remember Vienna / I Bring A Love SongRichard Crooks1930Album
Rio Rita / Only A RoseRichard Crooks1930Album
Serenade / Love EverlastingRichard Crooks1930Album
Preislied / In Fernem LandRichard Crooks1929Album
The CrucifixionRichard Crooks, Lawrence Tibbett, Trinity Choir, Mark Andrews, Wilfred Glenn1929Album
Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life / The Song Of SongsRichard Crooks1928Album
Wie Sich Die Bilder Gleichen / O Lola, Rosengleich Blühn Deine WangenRichard Crooks1927Album
Forgotten / Oh Dry Those TearsRichard Crooks1926Album
Jesus Christ Is Risen Today / Christ The Lord Is Risen TodayRichard CrooksAlbum
Richard Crooks FavouritesRichard CrooksAlbum
Old Folks At Home / Beautiful Dreamer / Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming / De Camptown RacesRichard Crooks With The Balladeers And Richard Crooks With OrchestraSingle
Ah, Moon Of My Delight / Beloved It Is MornRichard CrooksAlbum
The Broadcasts Of Richard Crooks Volume 1Richard CrooksAlbum
Great Artists at Their Best, Vol. 3 Operatic StarsRose Bampton, Lucrezia Bori, Richard Crooks, Giuseppe De Luca, Maria Jeritza, Miliza Korjus, Giovanni Martinelli, Gladys Swarthout, John Charles Thomas, Lawrence TibbettAlbum
Broadcasts Volume 2Richard CrooksAlbum
Richard Crooks Sings Foster FavoritesRichard CrooksSingle
Ave Maria, Op. 52, No. 6Richard CrooksAlbum
Pourquoi Me Reveiller? / Song Of IndiaRichard CrooksAlbum
A Dream, Op. 48, No. 6 / SerenadeRichard CrooksAlbum
Nazareth / The RosaryRichard CrooksAlbum
If I Am Dreaming / Without Your LoveRichard CrooksAlbum
The Rosary / NazarethRichard CrooksSingle
Tell Me Tonight / Gipsy MoonRichard CrooksSingle
Absent / A DreamRichard CrooksAlbum
SouvenirsRichard CrooksAlbum
Morgenlich Leuchtend Im Rosigen ScheinRichard CrooksAlbum
Preislied / GralserzählungRichard CrooksAlbum
SouvenirsRichard CrooksAlbum
Richard Crooks Volmue OneRichard CrooksAlbum
I Dream Of Jeanie With The Light Brown HairRichard CrooksAlbum
The Merry Widow - I Love You So / Kathleen MavourneenRichard CrooksAlbum
Cathleen MavourneenRichard CrooksAlbum
Wie Sich Die Bilder Gleichen / O Lola, Rosengleich Blühn Deine WangenRichard CrooksAlbum
Panis Angelicus / Holy CityRichard CrooksSingle
The Lost ChordRichard CrooksSingle
Songs Of FaithRichard CrooksSingle
O Song Divine/A Dream Of ParadiseRichard CrooksAlbum
Gounod FaustWilfrid Pelletier, Helen Jepson, Richard Crooks, Ezio Pinza, Leonard Warren, Helen Olheim, Thelma Votpika, Wilfred EngelmanAlbum
Springtime Reminds Me Of YouRichard CrooksAlbum
Golden Memories, A Tribute To Richard CrooksRichard CrooksCompil.
Passing By / Hark, How Still Op. 10, No. 2Richard CrooksAlbum
For You Alone / BecauseRichard CrooksAlbum
Panis Angelicus / ÉlégieRichard CrooksSingle
Colleen Aroon / Irish Love SongRichard CrooksAlbum
Smilin' Through / PartedRichard CrooksAlbum
Tell Me Tonight / Only My SongRichard CrooksAlbum
Mother Machree / The Green Hills Of IrelandRichard CrooksAlbum
Muzikale MiniaturenRichard CrooksSingle
Yours Is My Heart Alone / Two HeartsRichard CrooksAlbum
Blue RibbonsRichard CrooksSingle
Stainer: CrucifixionJohn Stainer - Richard Crooks, Lawrence Tibbett, Wilfred Glenn, Frank Croxton, Trinity Choir, Mark AndrewsAlbum
Ah! May The Red Rose Live Alway / De Camptown RacesRichard CrooksAlbum
Songs Of Stephen Foster, TheRichard Crooks, The BalladeersAlbum
The Lost ChordRichard CrooksSingle
There Is No Death / InvictusRichard CrooksAlbum
Holde Aïda / Hier An Dem Herzen Treu GeborgenRichard CrooksAlbum
Panis AngelicusRichard CrooksSingle
Sings Oratorio AriasRichard CrooksSingle
Critic's Choice (Special Saturday Review Edition)Richard Crooks, Maria Ivogün, Dorothy Maynor, Sigrid Onegin, Tito Schipa, Elisabeth Schumann, Kerstin Thorborg, Lawrence Tibbett, Leonard WarrenAlbum
My Old Kentucky Home / Come Where My Love Lies DreamingRichard Crooks And The BalladeersAlbum
Panis Angelicus / Élégie (Song Of Mourning)Richard CrooksAlbum
Open Your Window To The Morn / If I Should Send A RoseRichard CrooksAlbum
Beautiful Dreamer / Jeanie With The Light Brown HairRichard CrooksAlbum
One Alone / When You're AwayRichard CrooksAlbum
The Holy City / The Star Of BethlehemRichard CrooksAlbum
Sings Songs You LoveRichard CrooksAlbum
Richard Tauber - Joseph Schmidt - Beniamino Gigli - Tito Schipa - Richard CrooksRichard Tauber, Joseph Schmidt, Beniamino Gigli, Tito Schipa, Richard CrooksCompil.
My Old Kentucky Home / The Old Folks At Home (Swanee River)Richard Crooks & The BalladeersAlbum
Beautiful Isle Of SomewhereRichard CrooksAlbum
Oh Little Town Of BethlhemRichard CrooksAlbum
Open The Gates Of The Temple / The Star Of BethelehemRichard CrooksAlbum
I'm Falling In Love With Someone / MoonbeamsRichard CrooksAlbum
If I Could Tell You / On Wings Of SongRichard CrooksSingle
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