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 176-199 of 199 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 60446 10-in. 2/5/1936 I don't know your name Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60447 10-in. 2/5/1936 Moon rose Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60448 10-in. 2/5/1936 I'm putting all my eggs in one basket Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60449 10-in. 2/5/1936 I'd rather lead a band Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60454 10-in. 2/10/1936 Spreadin' rhythm around Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60455 10-in. 2/10/1936 Wake up and sing Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60900 10-in. 3/16/1936 Lost Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60901 10-in. 3/16/1936 Welcome stranger Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60902 10-in. 3/16/1936 It's a sin to tell a lie Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60903 10-in. 3/16/1936 The hills of Old Wyomin' Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60904 10-in. 3/16/1936 The touch of your lips Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60905 10-in. 3/16/1936 Is it true what they say about Dixie? Dick Robertson Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60935 10-in. 3/26/1936 I'd like to see you Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60936 10-in. 3/26/1936 If love is blind Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60937 10-in. 3/26/1936 Mr. Rhythm for president Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60938 10-in. 3/26/1936 Get acquainted with yourself Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60939 10-in. 3/26/1936 The best things happen at night Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60977 10-in. 4/3/1936 I can't get started with you Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60978 10-in. 4/3/1936 I can pull a rabbit out of my hat Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60979 10-in. 4/3/1936 No use you knockin' Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60980 10-in. 4/3/1936 Public weakness No.1 Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 60981 10-in. 4/3/1936 Let's not fall in love Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 61042 10-in. 4/14/1936 Robins and roses Dick Robertson instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 61043 10-in. 4/14/1936 Would you? Dick Robertson instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 176-199 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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