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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

Recordings (Results 276-300 of 327 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E21459-E21461 10-in. 2/9/1927 Underneath the weeping willow Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Brunswick E21524-E21526 10-in. 2/17/1927 It all depends on you Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Brunswick E21527-E21529 10-in. 2/17/1927 Underneath the weeping willow Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Brunswick E21865-E21867 10-in. 3/14/1927 Following you around Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E21867) leader  
Brunswick E21868-E21870 10-in. 3/14/1927 I’m in love again Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E21870) leader  
Brunswick E22308-E22311 10-in. 4/8/1927 Rosy cheeks Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E22311) leader  
Brunswick E22312-E22315 10-in. 4/8/1927 That little something Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E22315) leader  
Brunswick E22336-E22338 10-in. 4/11/1927 You know I love you Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E22338) leader  
Brunswick E22339-E22341 10-in. 4/11/1927 One o' clock baby Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E22341) leader  
Brunswick E24472-E24475 10-in. 9/20/1927 There’s a cradle in Carolina! Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo; without vocal (take E24475) leader  
Brunswick E24476-E24479 10-in. 9/20/1927 Barbara Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E24479) leader  
Brunswick E25125-E25128 10-in. 11/10/1927 There must be somebody else Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E25128) leader  
Brunswick E25129-E25132 10-in. 11/10/1927 Carefree Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (Take E25132) leader  
Brunswick E25457-E25459 10-in. 12/7/1927 Mine—all mine Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E25459) leader  
Brunswick E25460-E25462 10-in. 12/7/1927 Fascination Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E25462) conductor, leader  
Brunswick E25744-E25746 10-in. 12/23/1927 Let’s misbehave Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E25746) leader  
Brunswick E25747-E25749 10-in. 12/23/1927 Changes Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E25749) leader  
Brunswick E25864-E25866 10-in. 1/6/1928 The man I love Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (E25866) leader  
Brunswick E25867-E25869 10-in. 1/6/1928 Dream kisses Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio; without vocal (E25869) leader  
Brunswick E25988-E25990 10-in. 1/12/1928 Mary (What are you waiting for) Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio; without vocal (take E25990) leader  
Brunswick E25991-E25993 10-in. 1/12/1928 I told them all about you Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio; without vocal (take E25993) leader  
Brunswick E26281-E26283 10-in. 1/27/1928 Can’t help lovin’ dat man Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo; without vocal (take E26283) leader  
Brunswick E26284-E26286 10-in. 1/27/1928 Make believe Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E26286) leader  
Brunswick E26497-E26499 10-in. 2/15/1928 Back in your own backyard Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E26499) leader  
Brunswick E26500-E26502 10-in. 2/15/1928 I just roll along havin' my ups and downs Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E26502) leader  
(Results 276-300 of 327 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bernie, Ben," accessed January 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

Bernie, Ben. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

"Bernie, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 January 2022.

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

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