Cliff Bruner

Clifton Lafayette Bruner (April 25, 1915 – August 25, 2000), known professionally as Cliff Bruner, was a fiddler and bandleader of the Western Swing era of the 1930s and 1940s. Bruner's music combined elements of traditional string band music, improvisation, blues, folk, and popular melodies of the times.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 25th, 1915 (Texas City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, vocalist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 200 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-063090 10-in. 4/11/1941 Jersey side jive Charles Mitchell Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-063091 10-in. 4/11/1941 Rainbow Island Charles Mitchell Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, violin, vocalist  
Victor BS-071162 10-in. 10/10/1941 Monita Charles Mitchell Orchestra String band songwriter  
Victor BS-071167 10-in. 10/10/1941 Where an angel waits for me Charles Mitchell Orchestra String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-072053 10-in. 1/22/1942 I hung my head and cried John "Dusty" King ; Range Busters Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet songwriter  
Victor BS-073624 10-in. 3/19/1942 I hung my head and cried Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Decca 60610 10-in. 3/3/1936 Somebody's been using that thing Milton Brown instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60611 10-in. 3/3/1936 The Sheik of Araby Milton Brown instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60612 10-in. 3/3/1936 Beale Street Mama Milton Brown instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60613 10-in. 3/3/1936 Mama don't allow it Milton Brown instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60614 10-in. 3/3/1936 Our baby boy Milton Brown instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60615 10-in. 3/3/1936 Mexicali rose Milton Brown instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60616 10-in. 3/3/1936 Stay on the right side sister Milton Brown instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60617 10-in. 3/3/1936 If you can't get five, take two Milton Brown instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60618 10-in. 3/3/1936 Cielito lindo (Beautiful heaven) Milton Brown instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60619 10-in. 3/3/1936 The waltz you saved for me Milton Brown instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60620 10-in. 3/3/1936 The eyes of Texas Milton Brown instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60621 10-in. 3/3/1936 I had someone else before I had you Milton Brown instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60622 10-in. 3/3/1936 I've got the blues for Mammy Milton Brown instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60623 10-in. 3/3/1936 Texas hambone blues Milton Brown instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60624 10-in. 3/3/1936 Easy ridin' Papa Milton Brown instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60625 10-in. 3/3/1936 Am I blue Milton Brown instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60626 10-in. 3/4/1936 The wheel of the wagon is broken Brownies [Milton Brown] instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60627 10-in. 3/4/1936 Memphis blues Brownies [Milton Brown] instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 60628 10-in. 3/4/1936 Somebody stole my gal Brownies [Milton Brown] instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 1-25 of 200 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bruner, Cliff," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201223.

Bruner, Cliff. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201223.

"Bruner, Cliff." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201223

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