Barney Bigard

Albany Leon "Barney" Bigard (March 3, 1906 – June 27, 1980) was an American jazz clarinetist known for his 15-year tenure with Duke Ellington. He also played tenor saxophone.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 3, 1906 (New Orleans), Died June 27, 1980 (Culver City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, tenor saxophone, composer, soprano saxophone, vocalist, leader, songwriter

Notes: Also known as Albany Bigard.

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Recordings (Results 151-175 of 349 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-061684 10-in. 9/26/1941 Five o'clock drag Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor PBS-061685 10-in. 9/26/1941 Rocks in my bed Ivie Anderson ; Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor PBS-061686 10-in. 9/26/1941 Bli-blip Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor PBS-061687 10-in. 9/26/1941 Chelsea Bridge Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor PBS-061688 10-in. 9/29/1941 Brown suede Barney Bigard Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader  
Victor PBS-061689 10-in. 9/29/1941 Noir bleu Barney Bigard Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader  
Victor PBS-061690 10-in. 9/29/1941 "C" blues Barney Bigard Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader  
Victor PBS-061691 10-in. 9/29/1941 June Barney Bigard Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader, composer  
Victor PBS-061941 10-in. 12/2/1941 Raincheck Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor PBS-061942 10-in. 12/2/1941 What good would it do? Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor PBS-061943 10-in. 12/2/1941 I dont know what kind of blues I got Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra ; Herb Jeffries Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-070682 10-in. 1/21/1942 Perdido Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-070683 10-in. 1/21/1942 The "C" jam blues Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-070684 10-in. 1/21/1942 Moon mist Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor D6VB-2149 10-in. 9/6/1946 I want a little girl Louis Armstrong ; Hot Six (Louis Armstrong) Male vocal, solo with jazz septet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor D6VB-2152 10-in. 9/6/1946 Blues in the south Louis Armstrong ; Hot Six (Louis Armstrong) Male vocal, solo with jazz septet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor D6VB-2192 10-in. 10/17/1946 Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans Louis Armstrong ; Dixieland Seven Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor D6VB-2193 10-in. 10/17/1946 Where the blues were born in New Orleans Louis Armstrong ; Dixieland Seven Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor D6VB-2194 10-in. 10/17/1946 Mahogany Hall stomp Louis Armstrong ; Dixieland Seven Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor D7VB-1083 10-in. 10/16/1947 Please stop playing those blues, boy Louis Armstrong ; Louis Armstrong All-Stars ; Jack Teagarden Male vocal duet, with jazz sextet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor D7VB-1085 10-in. 10/16/1947 Lovely weather we're having Louis Armstrong ; Louis Armstrong All-Stars Male vocal solo, with jazz sextet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia W148641 10-in. 5/28/1929 Beggars blues Sonny Greer and his Memphis Men Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W148642 10-in. 5/28/1929 Saturday night function Sonny Greer and his Memphis Men Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W151774 10-in. 9/4/1931 Mood indigo Blue Grass Boys ; Lee Morse Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W404481 10-in. 10/14/1930 Mood indigo Harlem Footwarmers Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 151-175 of 349 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bigard, Barney," accessed February 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103206.

Bigard, Barney. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103206.

"Bigard, Barney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 February 2023.

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