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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 26-50 of 280 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Trial 1918-06-07-03] Not documented 6/7/1918 I made up my mind to marry Carolina Phil Baker ; Ben Bernie Violin and accordion duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor [Trial 1918-06-07-04] Not documented 6/7/1918 Waters of Venice Phil Baker ; Ben Bernie Violin and accordion duet instrumentalist, violin  
Victor [Trial 1918-06-26-01] Not documented 6/26/1918 I made up my mind to marry Carolina Phil Baker ; Ben Bernie Violin and accordion duet instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 81970 10-in. 9/2/1924 Kiss me goodnight The Cavaliers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 140061 10-in. 9/25/1924 Bring back those rock-a-bye blues days Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W140597 10-in. 5/13/1925 Sweet Georgia Brown Ebony Four ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Columbia W140603 10-in. 5/14/1925 Sweet Georgia Brown California Ramblers Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W140612 10-in. 5/18/1925 Craving Harry Reser's Syncopators Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W140714 10-in. 6/23/1925 Marguerite Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W140902 10-in. 9/4/1925 Pretty puppy Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia W140968 10-in. 9/15/1925 The co-ed Art Kahn Orchestra ; Marty Livingston Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 141361 10-in. 12/8/1925 Pretty little baby Carleton Terrace Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W141390 10-in. 12/14/1925 Pretty little baby Ed Smalle Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W141436 10-in. 12/28/1925 Pretty little baby Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W143006 10-in. 11/1/1926 Who'll be the one? Warner's Seven Aces Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio composer  
Columbia 143287 10-in. 1/11/1927 Who'll be the one? Murray Amster ; Lou Gold Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152051 10-in. 12/29/1931 Who's your little who-zis! The Knickerbockers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152142 10-in. 3/17/1932 Willie the wailer Jimmy Jordan Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer  
Columbia W152223 10-in. 6/23/1932 Holding my honey's hand Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152229 10-in. 6/30/1932 Holding my honey's hand Ruth Etting Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W152247 10-in. 8/1/1932 I can't believe it's true The Four New Yorkers ; Frances Langford Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W152252 10-in. 8/5/1932 I can't believe it's true Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet songwriter  
Columbia W152253 10-in. 8/11/1932 Strange interlude Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152255 10-in. 8/11/1932 Strange interlude Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152461 10-in. 8/21/1933 Marching along together Ben Bernie and All the Lads ; Manny Prager Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader, vocalist  
(Results 26-50 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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