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Al Bernard

Alfred Aloysous Bernard (November 23, 1888 – March 6, 1949) was an American vaudeville singer, known as "The Boy From Dixie", who was most popular during the 1910s through early 1930s.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 12th, 1888 (New Orleans), Died St. Clare's Hospital

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal, composer, lyricist, songwriter, author, speaker, yodeling, leader, arranger

Notes: Also sings in the tenor range. Sometimes billed as "The Boy from Dixie."

Recordings (Results 51-75 of 362 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 80924 10-in. 4/4/1923 Lasses White minstrels : Levee scene Al Bernard ; Lasses White and Company Minstrels, with male vocal solo and orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 80925 10-in. 4/4/1923 Lasses White minstrels : Plantation scene Al Bernard ; Lasses White and Company Minstrels, with male vocal solo and orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 81232 10-in. 9/24/1923 Sam Jones' blues Irving Johns ; Bessie Smith Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano songwriter  
Columbia 81369 10-in. 11/26/1923 Twenty-five years from now Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with steel guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 81787 10-in. 5/21/1924 When Dixie stars are playing peek-a-boo Columbians Dance Orchestra De Luxe Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 140214 10-in. 12/30/1924 Let me be the first to kiss you good morning Al Bernard ; Dixie Stars ; J. Russel Robinson Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist  
Columbia 140215 10-in. 12/30/1924 Blue-eyed Sally Al Bernard ; Dixie Stars ; J. Russel Robinson Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist  
Columbia 140257 10-in. 1/16/1925 Birmingham papa, your Memphis mamma's comin' to town Al Bernard ; Dixie Stars ; J. Russel Robinson Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
Columbia 140258 10-in. 1/16/1925 Never gettin' no place blues Al Bernard ; Dixie Stars ; J. Russel Robinson Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist  
Columbia 49015 12-in. 12/1/1916 Smiles, then kisses Al Bernard ; Frank Ferera ; Helen Louise Guitar duet (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 49016 12-in. 12/1/1916 Ukelela one step Al Bernard ; Frank Ferera ; Helen Louise Guitar duet (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 98070 12-in. 4/4/1923 Old time minstrels Al Bernard ; Lasses White Minstrel Company Minstrels vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 98071 12-in. 4/4/1923 Old time minstrels Al Bernard ; Lasses White Minstrel Company Minstrels vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia W140618 10-in. 5/21/1925 New York ain't New York any more Dixie Stars Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia W140619 10-in. 5/21/1925 What do I care—what do I care—my sweetie turned me down Dixie Stars Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia W140902 10-in. 9/4/1925 Pretty puppy Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia W140937 10-in. 9/14/1925 Old Uncle Bill Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W140938 10-in. 9/14/1925 They're always in the way Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W141001 10-in. 9/26/1925 You'll do the same thing over again The Fuzzy Wuzzy Twins Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W141095 10-in. 10/2/1925 I'm gonna be for myself Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia W141263 10-in. 11/12/1925 Hokey pokey Al Bernard ; Frank Kamplain Male vocal duet, with banjo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia W141264 10-in. 11/12/1925 Yeedle-deedle-Lena Al Bernard ; Frank Kamplain Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, songwriter  
Columbia W141461 10-in. 1/6/1926 Yodelin' Bill Al Bernard ; Frank Kamplain ; Sam H. Stept Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W141462 10-in. 1/6/1926 Sally's not the same old Sally Al Bernard ; Sam H. Stept Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist  
Columbia W141471 10-in. 1/8/1926 Prancin' dancin' yodelin' man The Record Boys Male vocal duet, with piano composer, vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist  
(Results 51-75 of 362 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bernard, Al," accessed September 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110459.

Bernard, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110459.

"Bernard, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 September 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110459

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