Chu Berry

Leon Brown "Chu" Berry (September 13, 1908 – October 30, 1941) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist during the 1930s.

According to music critic Gary Giddins, musicians called him "Chu" either because he chewed on the mouthpiece of his saxophone or because he had a Fu Manchu mustache.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 13th, 1908 (Wheeling), Died October 30th, 1941 (Conneaut)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, saxophone, composer

Notes: Sometimes listed as Leon "Chu" Berry on Gramophone Company discs and as Leon Berry in Victor ledgers.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 73 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-99725 10-in. 2/28/1936 Christopher Columbus Don Darcy ; Louis King Garcia Swing Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-100015 10-in. 2/29/1936 Swing is here Gene Krupa's Swing Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-100058 10-in. 3/20/1936 Christopher Columbus Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-100360 10-in. 4/9/1936 I'm a fool for loving you Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-100361 10-in. 4/9/1936 Moonrise on the lowlands Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-100362 10-in. 4/9/1936 I'll always be in love with you Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-100363 10-in. 4/9/1936 Jangled nerves Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-101190 10-in. 4/8/1936 Christopher Columbus Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-0233 10-in. 8/21/1936 William Tell Tempo King ; Kings of Tempo ; Queenie Ada Rubin Jazz/dance band, with piano solo and male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-09775 10-in. 11/2/1937 Queen Isabella Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-035394 10-in. 4/3/1939 It don't mean a thing (If it ain't got that swing) Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-035703 10-in. 4/5/1939 Sweethearts on parade (A rolling rhythm) Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-035704 10-in. 4/5/1939 Shufflin' at the Hollywood Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-035705 10-in. 4/5/1939 Denison swing Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-035706 10-in. 4/5/1939 Wizzin' the wizz Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-036534 10-in. 4/26/1939 Downright disgusted blues Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-036535 10-in. 4/26/1939 Corrine Corrini (Where've you been so long) Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-036536 10-in. 4/26/1939 I'm a real kinda papa (Lookin' for a real kinda girl) Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-036537 10-in. 4/26/1939 Jumpy nerves Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-036538 10-in. 4/26/1939 Casey Jones (The brave engineer) Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-036539 10-in. 4/26/1939 Boogie woogie Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-037614 10-in. 6/9/1939 If it's good (Then I want it) Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-037615 10-in. 6/9/1939 Stand by! For further announcements (And more good news) Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-037616 10-in. 6/9/1939 Ain't cha comin' home Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-037729 10-in. 6/19/1939 Royal Garden blues Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 73 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Berry, Chu," accessed January 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103961.

Berry, Chu. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103961.

"Berry, Chu." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103961

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