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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 126-150 of 276 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 speaker, leader  
Brunswick XE30867 12-in. 9/9/1929 Brunswick brevities program F, part 6 Ben Bernie Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Jazz/dance band speaker, leader  
Brunswick XE30868 12-in. 9/9/1929 Brunswick brevities program F, part 3 Ben Bernie Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Jazz/dance band speaker, leader  
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 speaker, leader  
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 speaker, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick E31685 10-in. Dec. 1929 My pal Al Ben Bernie Monologue and violin solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
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 vocalist, leader  
Brunswick E33305 10-in. 7/2/1930 Sweet Georgia Brown Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E37003 10-in. 8/4/1931 I apologize Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E17061-E17063 10-in. 12/7/1925 Sleepy time gal Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick E17187-E17188 10-in. 12/22/1925 Headin' for Louisville Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E17189-E17190 10-in. 12/22/1925 Lonesomest girl in town Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E17398-E17400 10-in. 1/8/1926 Pretty little baby Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, leader  
Brunswick E17401-E17403 10-in. 1/8/1926 Fallen arches Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 126-150 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.

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

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