Albert Brunies

Albert "Abbie" Brunies (January 19, 1900 - October 2, 1978) was an American jazz cornetist.

Brunies came from a famous New Orleans musical family, which counted among its members George Brunies and Merritt Brunies. Brunies was the leader of the Halfway House Orchestra from 1919 to about 1927, playing at the Halfway House club in New Orleans. This ensemble recorded for Okeh Records in 1925. Among the musicians who played in this group were New Orleans Rhythm Kings members Charlie Cordella, Mickey Marcour, Leon Rappolo, Sidney Arodin, Bill Eastwood, Joe Loyacano and Leo Adde. He played in New Orleans into the mid-1940s, after which time he moved to Biloxi, Mississippi. There he played with Merritt in the Brunie Brothers Dixieland Jazz Band. This ensemble recorded sparsely.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 19th, 1900 (New Orleans), Died October 2nd, 1978

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, cornet, composer

Notes: Also known as Abbie Brunies.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-32117 10-in. 3/24/1925 La vida Famous Melody Boys ; Tony Parenti Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor B-32118 10-in. 3/24/1925 Be yourself Famous Melody Boys ; Tony Parenti Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor B-32119 10-in. 3/24/1925 12th Street blues Famous Melody Boys ; Tony Parenti Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor B-32120 10-in. 3/24/1925 Creole blues Famous Melody Boys ; Tony Parenti Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet  
Columbia W140997 10-in. 9/25/1925 Squeeze me Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140998 10-in. 9/25/1925 Maple leaf rag Halfway House Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W140999 10-in. 9/25/1925 Let me call you sweetheart Halfway House Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W141000 10-in. 9/25/1925 New Orleans shuffle Halfway House Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142006 10-in. 4/13/1926 Snookum Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142007 10-in. 4/13/1926 Since you're gone Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W142008 10-in. 4/13/1926 It belongs to you Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Dance Orchestra ; Glynn Lea Long Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W142009 10-in. 4/13/1926 I'm in love Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W143983 10-in. 4/15/1927 Won't you be my loving baby? Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W143984 10-in. 4/15/1927 I don't want to remember Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W145008 10-in. 10/24/1927 Why did you make me cry? Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W145009 10-in. 10/24/1927 When you've lost your baby Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W145010 10-in. 10/24/1927 When I'm blue Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W145011 10-in. 10/24/1927 I want somebody to love Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W146205 10-in. 4/26/1928 Love dreams Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W146206 10-in. 4/26/1928 I hate myself for loving you Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W146207 10-in. 4/26/1928 Let your lips touch my lips Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W146218 10-in. 4/27/1928 I'll go back to that dear old pal o' mine Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, composer  
Columbia W146219 10-in. 4/27/1928 Tell me who Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W146220 10-in. 4/27/1928 Wylie Avenue blues Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W147658 10-in. 12/17/1928 Just pretending Albert Brunies ; Halfway House Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
(Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brunies, Albert," accessed October 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110652.

Brunies, Albert. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110652.

"Brunies, Albert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 October 2020.

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