Bernie Miller

Bernie Miller (1919–1945) was a native of Washington, DC and is best known as the composer of "Bernie's Tune", a 1950s jazz standard that was popularized by the Gerry Mulligan Quartet and brought attention to the West Coast Jazz movement. In 1955, songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller added lyrics to "Bernie's Tune."

Birth and Death Data: Born 1919, Died 1945

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-03500 10-in. 12/1/1936 I'm in a dancing mood George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever ; Maurice Sigler Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-03501 10-in. 12/1/1936 Better get off your high horse Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-03502 10-in. 12/1/1936 I stumbled over love Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-03503 10-in. 12/1/1936 There's frost on the moon Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-03504 10-in. 12/1/1936 The night is young and you're so beautiful George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-03507 10-in. 12/1/1936 A treat for the eyes Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-03508 10-in. 12/1/1936 There's a silver moon on the Golden Gate George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-03509 10-in. 12/1/1936 Heaven in my heart George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-04327 10-in. 1/27/1937 I can't break the habit of you Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-04328 10-in. 1/27/1937 The meanest thing you ever did was kiss me Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-04329 10-in. 1/27/1937 What will I tell my heart Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-04330 10-in. 1/27/1937 One kiss in a million George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-04331 10-in. 1/27/1937 How could you Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-04536 10-in. 1/30/1937 If my heart could only talk George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-04537 10-in. 1/30/1937 The whistling boy George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-04538 10-in. 1/30/1937 When the poppies bloom again George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Miller, Bernie," accessed April 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115945.

Miller, Bernie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115945.

"Miller, Bernie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115945

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