Emmett Berry (July 23, 1915 – June 22, 1993) was a jazz trumpeter.
Berry was born in Macon, Georgia. He began with study of classical trumpet in Georgia, but by 18 had switched to jazz and moved to New York City. He became a member of Fletcher Henderson's band and later replaced Roy Eldridge as soloist. In the 1940s he would work in Eldridge's Little Jazz Trumpet Ensemble. He also played in Count Basie's band. He is noted as an accompaniment for Billie Holiday, was in the picture A Great Day in Harlem, and the special The Sound of Jazz. He died in Cleveland, Ohio.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 23rd, 1915 (Macon), Died June 22nd, 1993 (Cleveland)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1956
Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||70029||10-in.||12/10/1941||Why don't you love me any more?||Ruby Smith||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||70030||10-in.||12/10/1941||Harlem gin blues||Ruby Smith||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||70031||10-in.||12/10/1941||My name is Jim||Jack Meredith||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||70032||10-in.||12/10/1941||Match box blues||Jack Meredith||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||75147||8/17/1949||T'ain't nobody's business if I do||Billie Holiday||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||75148||8/17/1949||Baby get lost||Billie Holiday||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||101950||5/16/1956||St. Louis blues||Sidney Bechet||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||101952||5/16/1956||Back home||Sidney Bechet||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||101953||5/16/1956||The Memphis blues||Sidney Bechet||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||101954||5/16/1956||Yes, we have no bananas||Sidney Bechet||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||101955||5/16/1956||Dinah||Sidney Bechet||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||101956||5/16/1956||Tin roof blues||Sidney Bechet||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||101957||5/16/1956||Jazz me blues||Sidney Bechet||instrumentalist, trumpet|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Berry, Emmett," accessed June 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/304136.
Berry, Emmett. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/304136.
"Berry, Emmett." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 June 2021.
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