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 26-50 of 199 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-04932 10-in. 2/18/1937 Thanks for ev'rything Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-04933 10-in. 2/18/1937 Liebestraum Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-04934 10-in. 2/18/1937 Mendelssohn's spring song Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-06581 10-in. 3/31/1937 A jam session at Victor (Honeysuckle rose) Bunny Berigan ; Tommy Dorsey ; Dick McDonough ; Fats Waller ; George Wettling Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-06582 10-in. 3/31/1937 A jam session at Victor (Blues-fox trot) Bunny Berigan ; Tommy Dorsey ; Dick McDonough ; Fats Waller ; George Wettling Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-06590 10-in. 4/1/1937 You can't run away from love tonight Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Carol Mackay Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-06591 10-in. 4/1/1937 'Cause my baby says it's so Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-06592 10-in. 4/1/1937 Carelessly Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-06593 10-in. 4/1/1937 All dark people are light on their feet Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Ford Leary Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-010163 10-in. 5/13/1937 The first time I saw you Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Ford Leary Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-010164 10-in. 5/13/1937 Love is a merry go round Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Sue Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-010165 10-in. 5/13/1937 The image of you Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Sue Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-010166 10-in. 5/13/1937 I'm happy, darling, dancing with you Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Sue Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-010167 10-in. 5/13/1937 Swanee River Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-010597 10-in. 6/18/1937 All God's chillun got rhythm Ruth Bradley ; Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-010598 10-in. 6/18/1937 The lady from Fifth Avenue Ruth Bradley ; Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-010599 10-in. 6/18/1937 Let's have another cigarette Ruth Bradley ; Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011119 10-in. 6/25/1937 Roses in December Ruth Bradley ; Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011120 10-in. 6/25/1937 Mother Goose Ruth Bradley ; Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011121 10-in. 6/25/1937 Frankie and Johnnie Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011122 10-in. 6/25/1937 Mahogany Hall stomp Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011673 10-in. 8/7/1937 Let 'er go Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011674 10-in. 8/7/1937 Turn on that red hot heat (Burn your blues away) Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CS-011675 12-in. 8/7/1937 I can't get started Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CS-011676 12-in. 8/7/1937 The prisoner's song Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 26-50 of 199 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bunny Berigan Orchestra," accessed November 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103346.

Bunny Berigan Orchestra. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103346.

"Bunny Berigan Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.

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