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 101-125 of 199 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-030168 10-in. 11/30/1938 In a mist Bunny Berigan and his Men Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-030169 10-in. 11/30/1938 Flashes Bunny Berigan and his Men Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-030170 10-in. 11/30/1938 Davenport blues Bunny Berigan and his Men Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-030171 10-in. 11/30/1938 Candlelights Bunny Berigan and his Men Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-030300 10-in. 11/22/1938 Sobbin' blues Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-030301 10-in. 11/22/1938 I cried for you Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Kathleen Lane Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-030302 10-in. 11/22/1938 Jelly-roll blues Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-030303 10-in. 11/22/1938 'Deed I do Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Kathleen Lane Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-030338 10-in. 12/1/1938 In the dark Bunny Berigan and his Men Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-030339 10-in. 12/1/1938 Walkin' the dog Bunny Berigan and his Men Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035031 10-in. 3/15/1939 Patty cake, patty cake (Baker man) Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Kathleen Lane Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035032 10-in. 3/15/1939 Jazz me blues Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035033 10-in. 3/15/1939 Y' had it comin' to you Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Kathleen Lane Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035034 10-in. 3/15/1939 There'll be some changes made Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035035 10-in. 3/15/1939 Little gates special Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-035036 10-in. 3/15/1939 Gangbusters' holiday Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-043925 10-in. 11/28/1939 Peg o' my heart Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-043926 10-in. 11/28/1939 Night song Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-043927 10-in. 11/28/1939 Ain't she sweet Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-043928 10-in. 11/28/1939 Ay-ay-ay Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38844 10-in. 10/15/1934 You gotta give credit to love Johnnie Davis Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38866 10-in. 10/22/1934 Don't stop me if you've heard it before Johnnie Davis Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38867 10-in. 10/22/1934 Were you foolin'? Johnnie Davis Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38868 10/22/1934 A hundred to one it's you Johnnie Davis Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 38869 10-in. 10/22/1934 Congratulate me Johnnie Davis Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 101-125 of 199 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bunny Berigan Orchestra," accessed December 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103346.

Bunny Berigan Orchestra. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103346.

"Bunny Berigan Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 December 2020.

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