Vinnie Burke

Vinnie Burke (born Vincenzo Bucci) (March 15, 1921 – February 1, 2001) was an American jazz bassist born in Newark, New Jersey.

Burke played violin and guitar early in life, but he lost the use of his little finger in a munitions factory accident and switched to double bass. In the second half of the 1940s he played with Joe Mooney, Tony Scott, and Cy Coleman. Later, he played with the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, Tal Farlow, Marian McPartland, Don Elliott, Vic Dickenson, Gil Mellé, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Mehegan, Chris Connor, Eddie Costa, and Bobby Hackett. He led his own band in 1956 and led small combos into the 1980s.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 15th, 1921 (Newark), Died February 1st, 2001 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 103198 9/16/1957 The blues is everybody's business, part 2 Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103232 9/9/1957 The blues is everybody's business, part 1 Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103281 9/16/1957 Blues bridge Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103282 9/16/1957 The blues is everybody's business, part 3 Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103333 10/1/1957 Blues tag Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103334 10/1/1957 The blues is everybody's business, part 4 Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burke, Vinnie," accessed September 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306240.

Burke, Vinnie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306240.

"Burke, Vinnie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 September 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306240

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