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 76-100 of 199 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-021175 10-in. 3/16/1938 An old straw hat Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-021176 10-in. 3/16/1938 I dance alone Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-022482 10-in. 4/21/1938 Never felt better, never had less Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Ruth Gaylor Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-022483 10-in. 4/21/1938 I got a guy Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Ruth Gaylor Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-022484 10-in. 4/21/1938 Moonshine over Kentucky Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Ruth Gaylor Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-022485 10-in. 4/21/1938 'Round the old deserted farm Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Ruth Gaylor Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-022486 10-in. 4/21/1938 Azure Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-023288 10-in. 5/26/1938 Somewhere with somebody else Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Dick Wharton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-023289 10-in. 5/26/1938 It's the little things that count Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Ruth Gaylor Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-023290 10-in. 5/26/1938 Wacky dust Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Ruth Gaylor Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-023291 10-in. 5/26/1938 The wearing of the green Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-023476 10-in. 6/8/1938 The Pied Piper Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Ruth Gaylor Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-023477 10-in. 6/8/1938 Tonight will live Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Dick Wharton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-023478 10-in. 6/8/1938 (A sky of blue, with you) And so forth Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-023479 10-in. 6/8/1938 (How to make love in) Ten easy lessons Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-026870 10-in. 9/13/1938 When a prince of a fella meets a Cinderella Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Jayne Dover Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-026871 10-in. 9/13/1938 Livery stable blues Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-026872 10-in. 9/13/1938 Let this be a warning to you, baby Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Jayne Dover Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-026873 10-in. 9/13/1938 Why doesn't somebody tell me these things? Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-026874 10-in. 9/13/1938 High society Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-026875 10-in. 9/13/1938 Father, dear Father Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-027913 10-in. 10/14/1938 Simple and sweet Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-027914 10-in. 10/14/1938 Button, button (Who's got the button) Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-027915 10-in. 10/14/1938 I won't tell a soul I love you Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-027916 10-in. 10/14/1938 (Shango, shango, shangoree) Rockin' rollers' jubilee Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 76-100 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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