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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 101-125 of 276 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 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 speaker, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick E29696 10-in. Apr. 1929 Used to you Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Eddy Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29697 10-in. Apr. 1929 I’m in seventh heaven Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29721 10-in. Apr. 1929 Why can’t you? Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29934 10-in. May 1929 Here we are Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29935 10-in. May 1929 Please let me dream in your arms Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
(Results 101-125 of 276 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bernie, Ben," accessed February 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

Bernie, Ben. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

"Bernie, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 February 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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