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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 201-225 of 280 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Brunswick E25864-E25866 10-in. 1/6/1928 The man I love Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (E25866) leader  
Brunswick E25867-E25869 10-in. 1/6/1928 Dream kisses Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio; without vocal (E25869) leader  
Brunswick E25988-E25990 10-in. 1/12/1928 Mary (What are you waiting for) Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio; without vocal (take E25990) leader  
Brunswick E25991-E25993 10-in. 1/12/1928 I told them all about you Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio; without vocal (take E25993) leader  
Brunswick E26281-E26283 10-in. 1/27/1928 Can’t help lovin’ dat man Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo; without vocal (take E26283) leader  
Brunswick E26284-E26286 10-in. 1/27/1928 Make believe Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E26286) leader  
Brunswick E26497-E26499 10-in. 2/15/1928 Back in your own backyard Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E26499) leader  
Brunswick E26500-E26502 10-in. 2/15/1928 I just roll along havin' my ups and downs Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E26502) leader  
Brunswick E27095-E27097 10-in. 3/22/1928 Speedy boy Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Scrappy Lambert Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E27097) leader  
Brunswick E27098-E27100 10-in. 3/22/1928 Borneo Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E27100) leader  
Brunswick XE27159-XE27160 12-in. 3/29/1928 A musical thought Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick XE27235-XE27237 12-in. 3/31/1928 Ol’ Man River Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ; Bob Schafer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take XE27237) leader  
Brunswick E30832-E30833 10-in. Sept. 1929 There’s too many eyes (That "wanna" make eyes at two pretty eyes that I love) Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E30834-E30835 10-in. Sept. 1929 Satisfied! Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E30858-E30859 10-in. Sept. 1929 Bottoms up Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E30860-E30861 10-in. Sept. 1929 Lady Luck Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E30862-E30863 10-in. Sept. 1929 Bigger and better than ever Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E31449-E31450 10-in. Nov. 1929 Singin’ in the bathtub Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E31674-E31675 10-in. Dec. 1929 The one girl Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E31676-E31677 10-in. Dec. 1929 Have a little faith in me Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E31678-E31679 10-in. Dec. 1929 Crying for the Carolines Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) leader  
(Results 201-225 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.

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

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