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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 - 1942

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

Recordings (Results 326-327 of 327 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 326-327 of 327 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bernie, Ben," accessed November 26, 2021,

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"Bernie, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 November 2021.

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