Bernie Wayne (March 6, 1919 – April 18, 1993) was an American composer who wrote over 1,000 songs and music for commercial jingles. He was best known for "Blue Velvet," which was recorded as a hit by numerous artists, and "There She Is," the song long associated with the Miss America pageant, as well as songs written for Elvis Presley, Broadway musicals and Hollywood productions. He also wrote the tune featured in commercials for Chock full o'Nuts which portrayed it as the "heavenly coffee".
Birth and Death Data: Born 1919, Died April 18th, 1993
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1954
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-053493||10-in.||9/25/1940||You walk by||Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-053518||10-in.||10/7/1940||You walk by||Wayne King Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-057054||10-in.||10/29/1940||You walk by||Kenny Baker||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BS-065690||10-in.||6/9/1941||Wasn't it you?||Dick Todd||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-065994||10-in.||6/18/1941||Wasn't it you?||Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-066104||10-in.||6/11/1941||Wasn't it you?||Bob Carroll ; Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; The Quintones||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble||composer|
|Decca||85833||2/5/1954||The Broadway story, part 1||Bernie Wayne Orchestra||leader|
|Decca||85834||2/5/1954||The Broadway story, part 2||Bernie Wayne Orchestra||leader|
|Decca||85835||2/5/1954||Boca chica||Bernie Wayne Orchestra||leader|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wayne, Bernie," accessed July 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109430.
Wayne, Bernie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109430.
"Wayne, Bernie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 July 2021.
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