Emmett Berry

Emmett Berry (July 23, 1915 – June 22, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter.

Berry was born in Macon, Georgia, United States. He began to study 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 worked in Eldridge's Little Jazz Trumpet Ensemble. He also played in Count Basie's band. He is known as an accompanist for Billie Holiday, was in the photograph known as A Great Day in Harlem, and the special The Sound of Jazz.

He died in Cleveland, Ohio on June 22, 1993.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 23, 1915 (Macon), Died June 22, 1993 (Cleveland)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-066792 10-in. 10/16/1941 Sunday Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-066793 10-in. 10/16/1941 Ill wind (you're blowin' me no good) Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-066794 10-in. 10/16/1941 Back Bay boogie Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-066795 10-in. 10/16/1941 [Unknown title(s)] Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D7VB-0402 10-in. 1/3/1947 Bill's mill Count Basie Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D7VB-0886 10-in. 5/20/1947 Swingin' the blues Count Basie, his Instrumentalists and Rhythm Jazz octet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D7VB-0887 10-in. 5/20/1947 St. Louis boogie Count Basie ; Count Basie, his Instrumentalists and Rhythm Jazz octet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D7VB-0888 10-in. 5/20/1947 Basie's basement Count Basie ; Count Basie, his Instrumentalists and Rhythm Jazz octet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D7VB-0889 10-in. 5/20/1947 Backstage at Stuff's Count Basie ; Count Basie, his Instrumentalists and Rhythm Jazz octet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D7VB-0890 10-in. 5/21/1947 My buddy Count Basie, his Instrumentalists and Rhythm Jazz nonet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D7VB-0893 10-in. 5/21/1947 I never knew (I could love anybody like I'm loving you) Count Basie, his Instrumentalists and Rhythm Jazz nonet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D7VB-0894 10-in. 5/21/1947 Sugar Count Basie, his Instrumentalists and Rhythm Jazz nonet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 31002 10-in. 8/07/1941 Jim Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 31003 10-in. 8/07/1941 I cover the waterfront Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 31004 10-in. 8/07/1941 Love me or leave me Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 31005 10-in. 8/07/1941 Gloomy Sunday Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 32405 10-in. 2/10/1942 Wherever you are Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 32406 10-in. 2/10/1942 Mandy is two Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 32407 10-in. 2/10/1942 It's a sin to tell a lie Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia 32408 10-in. 2/10/1942 Until the real thing comes along Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
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 'Tain't nobody's business if I do Billie Holiday instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Berry, Emmett," accessed May 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/304136.

Berry, Emmett. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/304136.

"Berry, Emmett." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 May 2024.

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