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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 126-150 of 327 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E37003 10-in. 8/4/1931 I apologize Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E37004 10-in. 8/4/1931 Me! Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Brunswick E37005 10-in. 8/4/1931 Sweet and lovely Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E37010 10-in. 8/4/1931 Pardon me, pretty baby (Don’t I look familiar to you) Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Brunswick E37011 10-in. 8/4/1931 Life is just a bowl of cherries Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E37012 10-in. 8/4/1931 This is the missus Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Brunswick E37218 10-in. 9/23/1931 You call it madness (But I call it love) Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E1527-E1529 10-in. 10/22/1925 Tomorrow mornin' Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick E2897-E2899 10-in. 4/23/1926 What was I to do Al Goering's Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E2900-E2902 10-in. 4/23/1926 If I knew I’d find you Al Goering's Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E3019-E3021 10-in. 5/10/1926 What was I to do Al Goering's Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E3462-E3464 10-in. 7/19/1926 Baby face Al Goering's Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E3465-E3467 10-in. 7/19/1926 Precious Al Goering's Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E4126-E4127 10-in. 12/1/1926 Who’ll be the one? Peggy English Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E4228-E4230 10-in. 12/14/1926 Moonlight on the Ganges Al Goering's Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E4231-E4232 10-in. 12/14/1926 Hello! Swanee, hello! Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Brunswick E4400-E4402 10-in. 1/21/1927 Blue skies Al Goering's Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E15700-E15702 10-in. 5/8/1925 Sweet Georgia Brown Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E15936-E15938 10-in. 6/5/1925 Sweet Georgia Brown Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E16908-E16910 10-in. 11/17/1925 Headin' for Louisville Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E16911-E16914 10-in. 11/17/1925 The lonesomest girl in town Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E17056-E17058 10-in. 12/7/1925 A little bit bad Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
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  
(Results 126-150 of 327 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bernie, Ben," accessed May 23, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

Bernie, Ben. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 23, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

"Bernie, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 23 May 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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