Sharkey Bonano

Joseph Gustaf "Sharkey" Bonano (April 9, 1904 – March 27, 1972), also known as Sharkey Banana or Sharkey Bananas, was a jazz trumpeter, band leader, and vocalist. His musical abilities were sometimes overlooked because of his love of being an entertainer; he would often sing silly lyrics in a high raspy voice and break into dance on stage.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 9th, 1904 (Milneburg), Died March 27th, 1972 (New Orleans)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, composer, director

Notes: Born Joseph Gustaf Bonano. Also known as Sharkey Banana or Sharkey Bananas.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-019681 10-in. 2/18/1938 Drop a nickel in the slot Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-019682 10-in. 2/18/1938 Please be kind Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-019683 10-in. 2/18/1938 Jezebel Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-019684 10-in. 2/18/1938 oooOO-OH BOOM! Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-019685 10-in. 2/18/1938 In my little red book Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-019686 10-in. 2/18/1938 Good-night, sweet dreams, good-night Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
OKeh 8900 10-in. 1/23/1925 Peculiar Brownlee's Orchestra of New Orleans Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 8901 10-in. 1/23/1925 Dirty rag Brownlee's Orchestra of New Orleans Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick NOR747 10-in. Nov. 1928 Sizzling the blues Beinville Roof Orchestra ; Sharkey Bonano ; Monk Hazel Jazz/dance band director  
Brunswick NOR748 10-in. Nov. 1928 High society Beinville Roof Orchestra ; Sharkey Bonano ; Monk Hazel Jazz/dance band director  
Brunswick NOR749 10-in. Nov. 1928 Ideas Beinville Roof Orchestra ; Sharkey Bonano ; Monk Hazel Jazz/dance band, with vocal director, composer  
Brunswick NOR750 10-in. Nov. 1928 Git-wit-it Beinville Roof Orchestra ; Sharkey Bonano ; Monk Hazel Jazz/dance band director  
Decca 60842 10-in. 3/21/1936 Everybody loves my baby Sharkey Bonano's New Orleans Boys instrumentalist, trumpet, composer  
Decca 60843 10-in. 3/21/1936 Yes she do, no she don't Sharkey Bonano's New Orleans Boys instrumentalist, trumpet, composer  
Decca 60844 10-in. 3/21/1936 Swing it, swing out Sharkey Bonano's New Orleans Boys instrumentalist, trumpet, composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bonano, Sharkey," accessed June 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106362.

Bonano, Sharkey. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106362.

"Bonano, Sharkey." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106362

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