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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

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 101-125 of 327 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 E29722 10-in. Apr. 1929 Little pal (Amiguito) Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra 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; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E30023 10-in. June 1929 Baby—Oh, where can you be? Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E30024 10-in. June 1929 Out where the moonbeams are born Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E30294 10-in. July 1929 Out where the moonbeams are born Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E30295 10-in. July 1929 Baby—Oh, where can you be? Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E30864 10-in. Sept. 1929 Believe me Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick XE30866 12-in. 9/9/1929 Brunswick brevities program F, part 1 Ben Bernie Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Jazz/dance band leader, speaker  
Brunswick XE30867 12-in. 9/9/1929 Brunswick brevities program F, part 6 Ben Bernie Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Jazz/dance band leader, speaker  
Brunswick XE30868 12-in. 9/9/1929 Brunswick brevities program F, part 3 Ben Bernie Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Jazz/dance band leader, speaker  
Brunswick XE30869 12-in. 9/9/1929 Brunswick brevities program F, part 4 Ben Bernie Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Radio transcription disc : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, speaker  
Brunswick XE30870 12-in. 9/9/1929 Brunswick brevities program F, part 5 Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with xylophone solo; with vocal trio leader, speaker  
Brunswick XE30871 12-in. 9/9/1929 Brunswick brevities program F, part 2 Ben Bernie Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Jazz/dance band leader, speaker  
Brunswick E31672 10-in. Dec. 1929 West wind Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E31684 10-in. Dec. 1929 My pal Al Ben Bernie Monologue and violin solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, violin, speaker  
Brunswick E31685 10-in. Dec. 1929 My pal Al Ben Bernie Monologue and violin solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick E32588 10-in. Apr. 1930 You brought a new kind of love to me Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
Brunswick E32589 10-in. Apr. 1930 Livin’ in the sunlight, lovin’ in the moonlight Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E32601 10-in. Apr. 1930 Reminiscing Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
Brunswick E32602 10-in. Apr. 1930 Telling it to the daisies (But it never gets back to you) Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E33305 10-in. 7/2/1930 Sweet Georgia Brown Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band songwriter  
(Results 101-125 of 327 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bernie, Ben," accessed June 28, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

Bernie, Ben. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 28, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

"Bernie, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 28 June 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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