Emmett Berry

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 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

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 ; 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  
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  
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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Berry, Emmett," accessed January 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/304136.

Berry, Emmett. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/304136.

"Berry, Emmett." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 January 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/304136

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