Bunny Berigan Orchestra

Roland Bernard "Bunny" Berigan (November 2, 1908 – June 2, 1942) was an American jazz trumpeter and bandleader who rose to fame during the swing era, but whose career and influence were shortened by alcoholism and ended with his early death at age 33 from cirrhosis. Although he composed some jazz instrumentals such as "Chicken and Waffles" and "Blues", Berigan was best known for his virtuoso jazz trumpeting. His 1937 classic recording "I Can't Get Started" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1975.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 2nd, 1908 (Hilbert), Died June 2nd, 1942 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, Musical group

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 199 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-75671 10-in. 4/20/1933 Raisin' the rent Roy Bargy ; Ramona Female vocal solo, with clarinet, trumpet, and 2 pianos instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-75672 10-in. 4/20/1933 Was my face red Roy Bargy ; Ramona Female vocal solo, with clarinet, trumpet, and 2 pianos instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-75673 10-in. 4/20/1933 I've got to sing a torch song Roy Bargy ; Ramona Female vocal solo, with clarinet, trumpet, and 2 pianos instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-77498 10-in. 8/16/1933 You excite me! Ramona Female vocal solo, with clarinet, trumpet, and piano instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-77503 10-in. 8/16/1933 Ah! The moon is here! Ramona Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-78262 10-in. 10/20/1933 Not for all the rice in China Roy Bargy ; Ramona Piano duet, with female vocal solo and instrumental trio instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-78264 10-in. 10/20/1933 I found a new way to go to town Roy Bargy ; Ramona Piano duet, with female vocal solo and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-78265 10-in. 10/20/1933 I'm no angel Roy Bargy ; Ramona Piano duet, with female vocal solo and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-89794 10-in. 5/13/1935 Nothin' but the blues Gene Gifford Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-89795 10-in. 5/13/1935 New Orleans twist Gene Gifford Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-89796 10-in. 5/13/1935 Squareface Gene Gifford Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-89797 10-in. 5/13/1935 Dizzy glide Gene Gifford Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-92546 10-in. 7/1/1935 Sometimes I'm happy Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-92547 10-in. 7/1/1935 King Porter Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-92549 10-in. 7/1/1935 Jingle bells Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-97017 10-in. 9/27/1935 Madhouse Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-102977 10-in. 7/27/1936 Me and the moon Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and trumpet solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-03898 10-in. 1/7/1937 The "goona goo" Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-03899 10-in. 1/7/1937 If my heart could only talk Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-03989 10-in. 1/19/1937 Who'll buy my violets Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-03990 10-in. 1/19/1937 On a little bamboo bridge Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-03991 10-in. 1/19/1937 How could you? Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-03992 10-in. 1/19/1937 Melody in F Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-04201 10-in. 1/7/1937 Mr. Ghost goes to town Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-04202 10-in. 1/7/1937 Lookin' around corners for you Three Esquires ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 199 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bunny Berigan Orchestra," accessed November 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103346.

Bunny Berigan Orchestra. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103346.

"Bunny Berigan Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 November 2020.

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