Bernie Wayne

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 March 6, 1919 (Paterson), Died April 18, 1993 (Marina del Rey)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader, songwriter

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Recordings

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  
Victor D6VB-1369 10-in. 3/22/1946 Laughing on the outside, crying on the inside Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D6VB-3124 10-in. 10/19/1946 The more I go out with somebody else Betty Hutton Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D9VB-0165 10-in. 2/1/1949 You're so understanding Ray Dorey ; Larry Green Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D9AB-2178 10-in. 8/18/1949 You're so understanding Harry Prime ; Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor D9AB-2286 10-in. 9/29/1949 I beeped when I shoulda bopped Cab Jivers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wayne, Bernie," accessed April 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109430.

Wayne, Bernie. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109430.

"Wayne, Bernie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109430

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