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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 30, 1891 (Bayonne), Died October 20, 1943 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1942

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

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 251-275 of 327 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C7199 10-in. 1/10/1931 The Sleepy Town Express Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take G) vocalist, leader  
Brunswick C7408 10-in. 2/9/1931 I have to laugh (When I think how I danced with tears in my eyes over you) Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick C7409 10-in. 2/9/1931 One little raindrop Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick C7410 10-in. 2/9/1931 When your lover has gone Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick C7444 10-in. 2/13/1931 One more time Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick C7445 10-in. 2/13/1931 You’re just a lover (Eres solo un amor pasajero) Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick C7446 10-in. 2/13/1931 99 out of a hundred (Wanna be loved) Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick C7642 10-in. 4/2/1931 The Alpine milkman Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist, leader  
Brunswick C7742 10-in. 4/24/1931 Fiesta Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble leader  
Brunswick C7902 10-in. 7/9/1931 Drink a drink to the future Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick C7903 10-in. 7/9/1931 Drink a drink to the future Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick C1094-C1098 10-in. 8/18/1927 Miss Annabelle Lee Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take C1098) leader  
Brunswick C1099-C1103 10-in. 8/18/1927 Swanee shore Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take A75518) leader  
Brunswick C7640-C7641 10-in. 4/2/1931 That little boy of mine Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick C7696-C7697 10-in. 4/13/1931 Whistling in the dark (Silvando en la obscuridad) Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick C7900-C7901 10-in. 7/9/1931 Hikin’ down the highway Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick LAE57 10-in. Jan. 1928 Ella Cinders Herb Wiedoeft Orchestra ; Leon Lucas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick LTR331 10-in. 10/2/1930 Sweet Georgia Brown John Robinson Varsity Vagabonds Jazz/dance band, with vocal songwriter  
Brunswick LAE788 10-in. 5/15/1930 Love comes in the moonlight Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick LAE789 10-in. 5/15/1930 Highway to heaven Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE790 10-in. 5/15/1930 Highway to heaven Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick LAE808 10-in. 5/29/1930 Sharing Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick LAE809 10-in. 5/29/1930 The kiss waltz Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick LAE816 10-in. 6/4/1930 It must be you Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick LAE817 10-in. 6/4/1930 A peach of a pair Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
(Results 251-275 of 327 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bernie, Ben," accessed July 6, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

Bernie, Ben. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 6, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

"Bernie, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 6 July 2022.

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

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