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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 101-125 of 362 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W145688 10-in. 2/28/1928 Ida! Sweet as apple cider Al Bernard Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia W145689 10-in. 2/28/1928 The preacher and the bear Al Bernard Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia W145690 10-in. 2/28/1928 Roll them roly boly eyes Al Bernard Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh 805 10-in. ca. May 1919 Venus blues Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with xylophone orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist  
OKeh 806 10-in. ca. May 1919 Shake, rattle and roll Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with xylophone orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist, composer  
OKeh S-7081 10-in. ca. Nov. 1919 Why don’t you drive my blues away Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh S-7155 10-in. ca. Jan. 1920 Chasin' the blues Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist  
OKeh S-7169 10-in. approximately Jan. 1920 Sugar Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-7209 10-in. Feb. 1920 See Old Man Moon smile Al Bernard ; Ernest Hare Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-7210 10-in. Feb. 1920 You're my gal Al Bernard ; Ernest Hare Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-7399 10-in. Apr. 1920 Henry Jones (Your honeymoon is over) Al Bernard ; Ernest Hare Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist, baritone vocal, composer  
OKeh S-7409 10-in. Apr. 1920 Le wanna Green Brothers' Novelty Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-7597 10-in. Sept. 1920 Change your name Malinda Lee Al Bernard ; Ernest Hare Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-7679 10-in. Nov. 1920 She's always singin' the blues Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh S-7680 10-in. Nov. 1920 Strut, Miss Lizzie Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh S-7702 10-in. Dec. 1920 Midnight moon Nicholas Orlando's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-7934 10-in. May 1921 I ain't afraid of nuthin' dat's alive Ernest Hare Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-7983 10-in. June 1921 Saxophone blues Brown and Terry Jazzola Boys Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 8853 10-in. 1/10/1925 Blue-eyed Sally Atlanta Melody Artists ; Vic Meyers Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70004 10-in. 7/11/1921 Strut Miss Lizzie Norfolk Jazz Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
OKeh S-70088 10-in. Aug. 1921 Keep on going Daisy Martin ; Tampa Blue Jazz Band Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-70247 10-in. Oct. 1921 Rambling blues Jazz Hounds ; Mamie Smith Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70264 10-in. Oct. 1921 Brother Low Down Tampa Blue Jazz Band Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-71935 10-in. Oct. 1923 Stavin' Change Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-71936 10-in. Oct. 1923 I've got a song for sale (That my sweetie turned down) Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
(Results 101-125 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.

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

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