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Ben Bernie

Ben Bernie (May 30, 1891 – October 23, 1943), was an American jazz violinist, bandleader, and radio personality, often introduced as "The Old Maestro". He was noted for his showmanship and memorable bits of snappy dialogue, being part of the first generation of "stars" of American popular music, alongside other artists such as Paul Whiteman (a fellow violinist and bandleader), Ted Lewis and Al Jolson.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 30th, 1891 (Bayonne), Died October 20th, 1943 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer, songwriter, vocalist, violin, speaker, lyricist, conductor, director

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 280 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 9669 10-in. 8/7/1924 Kiss me goodnight Harry Raderman's Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 10428 10-in. 6/11/1925 Sweet Georgia Brown (A Charleston swing) Tennessee Happy Boys Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 10515 10-in. 7/23/1925 Marguerite Nat Martin Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 10591 10-in. 9/24/1925 The co-ed Irwin Abrams ; Knickerbocker Grill Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 10653 10-in. 10/26/1925 Pretty little baby Phil Baker's Bad Boys Jazz/dance band composer  
Gramophone 0LA2146 10-in. 9/29/1939 Sweet Georgia Brown Django Reinhardt ; Eddie South Violin and guitar duet songwriter  
Vocalion 14063-14065 10-in. 12/18/1924 Tell her in the springtime Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 14066-14068 10-in. 12/18/1924 Oh! Lady be good Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 14075-14077 10-in. 12/23/1924 Why couldn’t it be poor little me? Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 14082-14084 10-in. 12/27/1924 I’ll see you in my dreams Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Decca 69642 10-in. 8/15/1941 Li'l Abner Ben Bernie Orchestra vocalist  
Vocalion E1527-E1529 10-in. 10/22/1925 Tomorrow mornin' Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Vocalion E2897-E2899 10-in. 4/23/1926 What was I to do Al Goering's Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Vocalion E2900-E2902 10-in. 4/23/1926 If I knew I’d find you Al Goering's Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Vocalion E3019-E3021 10-in. 5/10/1926 What was I to do Al Goering's Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Vocalion E3462-E3464 10-in. 7/19/1926 Baby face Al Goering's Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Vocalion E3465-E3467 10-in. 7/19/1926 Precious Al Goering's Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Vocalion E4126-E4127 10-in. 12/1/1926 Who’ll be the one? Peggy English Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Vocalion E4228-E4230 10-in. 12/14/1926 Moonlight on the Ganges Al Goering's Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Vocalion E4231-E4232 10-in. 12/14/1926 Hello! Swanee, hello! Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Vocalion E4400-E4402 10-in. 1/21/1927 Blue skies Al Goering's Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Vocalion 195W-198W 10-in. 1/7/1925 Why couldn’t it be poor little me? Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 241W-244W 10-in. 1/21/1925 Keep smiling at trouble (Trouble's a bubble) Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 245W-247W 10-in. 1/21/1925 Craving Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, songwriter  
Vocalion 275W-277W 10-in. 1/27/1925 I can’t stop babying you Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 226-250 of 280 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bernie, Ben," accessed February 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

Bernie, Ben. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

"Bernie, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 February 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895

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