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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 126-150 of 362 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh S-72037 10-in. Nov. 1923 Cindy Al Bernard ; Ernest Hare Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-72038 10-in. Nov. 1923 Samuel Johnson Al Bernard ; Ernest Hare Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-72277 10-in. Jan. 1924 Me no speak-a good English Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh S-72278 Not documented Jan. 1924 [Unknown title(s)] Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh S-72329 12-in. 2/29/1924 Al Bernard minstrels Al Bernard's Minstrel Company Minstrels leader  
OKeh S-72330 12-in. 2/29/1924 Al Bernard minstrels Al Bernard's Minstrel Company Minstrels leader  
OKeh S-72608 10-in. June 1924 When Dixie stars are playing peek-a-boo Al Bernard ; Frank Kamplain Male vocal solo, with orchestra and yodeling vocalist, baritone vocal, composer  
OKeh S-72609 10-in. June 1924 Eva (Won't you roll your big eyes?) Al Bernard ; Ernest Hare Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh S-72759 10-in. Aug. 1924 Blue-eyed Sally Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist  
OKeh S-72760 10-in. Aug. 1924 Let my home be your home Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist  
OKeh S-73150 10-in. 2/4/1925 Birmingham papa (Your Memphis mamma's comin' to town) Okeh Syncopators ; Earl Rickard Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
OKeh 73933 10-in. Jan. 1926 Yodeling Bill The Record Boys Male vocal solo, with yodeling and piano lyricist, composer, vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh 73934 10-in. Jan. 1926 Prancin' dancin' yodelin' man The Record Boys Male vocal solo, with yodeling and piano composer, lyricist, vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh W80421 10-in. 2/14/1927 Yodelin' Cowboy Joe The Record Boys Male vocal duet (yodeling), with piano lyricist, vocalist, yodeling  
OKeh W80422 10-in. 2/14/1927 We'll go up in dose mountains The Record Boys Male vocal duet (yodeling), with piano lyricist, vocalist, yodeling  
OKeh W80650 10-in. 3/19/1927 Wal, I swan! Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh W80651 10-in. 3/19/1927 No, no, positively no! Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh W81820 10-in. 11/14/1927 St. Louis blues Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh W81821 10-in. 11/14/1927 Hesitation blues Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh W400853 10-in. 7/9/1928 Twenty-five years from now Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal, songwriter  
OKeh W400854 10-in. 7/9/1928 Times am gettin' hard Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
OKeh W401118 10-in. 9/15/1928 Henry Jones (Your honeymoon is over) Billy Beard ; Al Bernard Male vocal duet and comic dialogue, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, speaker  
OKeh W401119 10-in. 9/15/1928 Cindy (It am wedding time) Billy Beard ; Al Bernard Male vocal duet and comic dialogue, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, speaker  
OKeh W401120 10-in. 9/15/1928 Black opinions Billy Beard ; Al Bernard Comic dialogue, with piano speaker, author  
OKeh W401121 10-in. 9/15/1928 Fowl talk Billy Beard ; Al Bernard Comic dialogue, with piano speaker, author  
(Results 126-150 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.

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

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