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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 151-175 of 280 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Brunswick E17749-E17751 10-in. 1/29/1926 The roses brought me you Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E18191-E18193 10-in. 3/4/1926 My bundle of love Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; George Price Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick E18194-E18196 10-in. 3/4/1926 Jig walk Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick E18504-E18506 10-in. 3/23/1926 Up and at ‘em Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick E18507-E18509 10-in. 3/23/1926 Somebody’s lonely Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, violin  
Brunswick E18754-E18756 10-in. 4/13/1926 Reaching for the moon Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E18757-E18759 10-in. 4/13/1926 Cherie, I love you Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Brunswick E18766-E18768 10-in. 4/15/1926 No trouble but you Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick E18769-E18771 10-in. 4/15/1926 Afraid Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, lyricist  
Brunswick E19209-E19211 10-in. 5/10/1926 I love her! Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Brunswick E19212-E19214 10-in. 5/10/1926 Only you and lonely me Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E19454-E19457 10-in. 6/3/1926 I love her Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio leader  
Brunswick E19458-E19460 10-in. 6/3/1926 Only you and lonely me Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E19799-E19801 10-in. 7/19/1926 Calling me home Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Brunswick E19802-E19804 10-in. 7/19/1926 Someone is losin’ Susan Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader  
Brunswick E20022-E20023 10-in. 9/3/1926 Why do ya roll those eyes? Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Brunswick E20024-E20025 10-in. 9/3/1926 I’d love to meet that old sweetheart of mine Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E20053-E20054 10-in. 9/7/1926 Petrushka Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Keller Sisters and Lynch Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio leader  
Brunswick E20055-E20056 10-in. 9/7/1926 She’s still my baby Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Keller Sisters and Lynch Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio leader  
Brunswick E20807-E20809 10-in. 11/24/1926 If I’d only believed in you Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Brunswick E20810-E20812 10-in. 11/24/1926 I’m tellin’ the birds, tellin’ the bees how I love you Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
(Results 151-175 of 280 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bernie, Ben," accessed February 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

Bernie, Ben. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108895.

"Bernie, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 February 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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