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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 176-200 of 276 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E20940-E20942 10-in. 12/13/1926 Who’ll be the one? Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader, composer  
Brunswick E21041-E21043 10-in. 12/23/1926 “Je t’aime” means “I love you” Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Brunswick E21044-E21046 10-in. 12/23/1926 He’s the last word Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Brunswick E21075-E21077 10-in. 12/28/1926 Muddy water Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E21336-E21338 10-in. 1/27/1927 I can't believe that you're in love with me Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Brunswick E21339-E21341 10-in. 1/27/1927 My little bunch of happiness Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Brunswick E21352-E21354 10-in. 1/28/1927 I'm looking over a four leaf clover Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick E21355-E21357 10-in. 1/28/1927 Ain’t she sweet? Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Brunswick E21459-E21461 10-in. 2/9/1927 Underneath the weeping willow Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Brunswick E21524-E21526 10-in. 2/17/1927 It all depends on you Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Brunswick E21527-E21529 10-in. 2/17/1927 Underneath the weeping willow Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Brunswick E21865-E21867 10-in. 3/14/1927 Following you around Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E21867) leader  
Brunswick E21868-E21870 10-in. 3/14/1927 I’m in love again Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E21870) leader  
Brunswick E22308-E22311 10-in. 4/8/1927 Rosy cheeks Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E22311) leader  
Brunswick E22312-E22315 10-in. 4/8/1927 That little something Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E22315) leader  
Brunswick E22336-E22338 10-in. 4/11/1927 You know I love you Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E22338) leader  
Brunswick E22339-E22341 10-in. 4/11/1927 One o' clock baby Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E22341) leader  
Brunswick E24472-E24475 10-in. 9/20/1927 There’s a cradle in Carolina! Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo; without vocal (take E24475) leader  
Brunswick E24476-E24479 10-in. 9/20/1927 Barbara Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E24479) leader  
Brunswick E25125-E25128 10-in. 11/10/1927 There must be somebody else Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E25128) leader  
Brunswick E25129-E25132 10-in. 11/10/1927 Carefree Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (Take E25132) leader  
Brunswick E25457-E25459 10-in. 12/7/1927 Mine—all mine Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E25459) leader  
Brunswick E25460-E25462 10-in. 12/7/1927 Fascination Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E25462) leader, conductor  
Brunswick E25744-E25746 10-in. 12/23/1927 Let’s misbehave Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E25746) leader  
Brunswick E25747-E25749 10-in. 12/23/1927 Changes Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E25749) leader  
(Results 176-200 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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