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 1919, Died April 18th, 1993

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader

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  
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 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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