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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 251-275 of 276 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Vocalion 407W-409W 10-in. 2/24/1925 You and I Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 570W-572W 10-in. 3/19/1925 Yearning (Just for you) Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 573W-576W 10-in. 3/19/1925 Sweet Georgia Brown Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter, leader  
Vocalion 586W-588W 10-in. 3/20/1925 I had someone else before I had you Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 589W-592W 10-in. 3/20/1925 Happy melody Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Vocalion 645W-646W 10-in. 4/2/1925 All aboard for heaven Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 647W-648W 10-in. 4/2/1925 Cheatin’ on me Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 738W-739W 10-in. 4/20/1925 By the light of the stars Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 740W-741W 10-in. 4/20/1925 Pango pango maid Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 781W-782W 10-in. 5/5/1925 Sweet Georgia Brown Hamtree Harrington Male vocal solo, with ukulele songwriter  
Vocalion 792W-794W 10-in. 5/13/1925 Are you sorry? Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 795W-797W 10-in. 5/13/1925 Isn't she the sweetest thing Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 826W-828W 10-in. 5/19/1925 If you knew Susie Ben Bernie Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Vocalion 829W-831W 10-in. 5/19/1925 Beside a silv'ry stream Ben Bernie Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Vocalion 885W-887W 10-in. 6/19/1925 Let me linger longer in your arms Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 888W-890W 10-in. 6/19/1925 Because of you Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 948W-950W 10-in. 6/26/1925 Gigolette Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 951W-953W 10-in. 6/26/1925 When eyes of blue are fooling you Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 1088W-1090W 10-in. 8/10/1925 Collegiate Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet leader  
Vocalion 1091W-1093W 10-in. 8/10/1925 Yes sir! That's my baby Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet leader  
Vocalion 1179W-1181W 10-in. 8/17/1925 If I had a girl like you Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Vocalion 1188W-1190W 10-in. 8/19/1925 Oh say, can I see you tonight Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Vocalion 1219W-1221W 10-in. 8/25/1925 Marguerite Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Vocalion 1311W-1314W 10-in. 9/5/1925 The co-ed Bill Foley's Keystone Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with vocal composer  
Vocalion 1399W-1401W 10-in. 9/25/1925 Wait'll it's moonlight Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 251-275 of 276 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bernie, Ben," accessed February 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

Bernie, Ben. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

"Bernie, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 February 2021.

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

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