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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 are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 76-100 of 327 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E27908 10-in. 7/28/1928 When Polly walks through the hollyhocks Ben Bernie ; Billy Hillpot ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E27909 10-in. 7/28/1928 Ten little miles from town Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Francis Luther Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E27910 10-in. 7/28/1928 Cannon ball rag Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E28223 10-in. 9/14/1928 Roses of yesterday Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E28224 10-in. 9/14/1928 Sonny boy Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E28418 10-in. 9/25/1928 Rhythm king Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal effects leader  
Brunswick E28419 10-in. 9/25/1928 It goes like this (That funny melody) Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal effects leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E28688 10-in. 11/16/1928 She’s funny that way (I got a woman, crazy for me) Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E28689 10-in. 11/16/1928 How about me? Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E28880 10-in. 12/7/1928 I’m bringing a red-red rose Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E28881 10-in. 12/7/1928 Makin’ whoopee! Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29004 10-in. 12/20/1928 I’ll get by (As long as I have you) Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Eddy Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29005 10-in. 12/20/1928 Glad rag doll Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Eddy Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29129 10-in. 1/18/1929 Button up your overcoat Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29130 10-in. 1/18/1929 I want to be bad Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Zelma O'Neal Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29247 10-in. Feb. 1929 Sweet Suzanne Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29248 10-in. Feb. 1929 I’ll tell the world (You’re all the world to me) Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Frank Munn Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29338 10-in. Feb.1929 My castle in Spain is a shack in the lane Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29339 10-in. Feb.1929 Mean to me Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29348 10-in. Feb. 1929 Coquette Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29349 10-in. Feb. 1929 Till we meet Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29556 10-in. Mar. 1929 I kiss your hand, Madame Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29557 10-in. Mar. 1929 I’ve got a feeling I’m falling Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29639 10-in. Apr. 1929 My pal Al, part 1 Ben Bernie Monologue and violin solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
Brunswick E29640 10-in. Apr. 1929 My pal Al, part 2 Ben Bernie Monologue and violin solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
(Results 76-100 of 327 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bernie, Ben," accessed July 5, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

Bernie, Ben. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 5, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

"Bernie, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 5 July 2022.

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

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