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 23rd, 1915 (Macon), Died June 22nd, 1993 (Cleveland)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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