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 126-150 of 199 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 60190 10-in. 12/4/1935 What is there to say? Bud Freeman and his Windy City Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60191 10-in. 12/4/1935 The buzzard Bud Freeman and his Windy City Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60192 10-in. 12/4/1935 Tillie's downtown now Bud Freeman and his Windy City Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60193 10-in. 12/4/1935 Keep smilin' at trouble Bud Freeman and his Windy City Five instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60201 10-in. 12/6/1935 Willow tree Mildred Bailey and her Alley Cats instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60202 10-in. 12/6/1935 Honeysuckle rose Mildred Bailey and her Alley Cats instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60203 10-in. 12/6/1935 Squeeze me Mildred Bailey and her Alley Cats instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60204 10-in. 12/6/1935 Down-hearted blues Mildred Bailey and her Alley Cats instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60229 10-in. 12/13/1935 You took advantage of me Bunny Berigan ; Blue Boys [Bunny Berigan ensemble] instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60230 10-in. 12/13/1935 Chicken and waffles Bunny Berigan ; Blue Boys [Bunny Berigan ensemble] instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60231 10-in. 12/13/1935 I'm coming Virginia Bunny Berigan ; Blue Boys [Bunny Berigan ensemble] instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60232 10-in. 12/13/1935 Blues Bunny Berigan ; Blue Boys [Bunny Berigan ensemble] instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60286 10-in. 12/27/1935 Moon over Miami Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60287 10-in. 12/27/1935 Cling to me Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60288 10-in. 12/27/1935 Lovely lady Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60289 10-in. 12/27/1935 With all my heart Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60295 10-in. 1/3/1936 The broken record Mound City Blue Blowers instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60296 10-in. 1/3/1936 The broken record Mound City Blue Blowers instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60311 10-in. 1/8/1936 I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter Mound City Blue Blowers instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60312 10-in. 1/8/1936 Mama don't allow it Mound City Blue Blowers instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60313 10-in. 1/8/1936 (If I had) Rhythm in my nursery rhymes Mound City Blue Blowers instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60314 10-in. 1/8/1936 I hope Gabriel likes my music Mound City Blue Blowers instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60337 10-in. 1/15/1936 Moonburn Bob Terry Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60338 10-in. 1/15/1936 My heart and I Bob Terry Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60339 10-in. 1/15/1936 It's been so long Bob Terry Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 126-150 of 199 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bunny Berigan Orchestra," accessed November 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103346.

Bunny Berigan Orchestra. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103346.

"Bunny Berigan Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 November 2020.

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