Bunny Berigan

Roland Bernard "Bunny" Berigan (November 2, 1908 – June 2, 1942) was an American jazz trumpeter and bandleader who rose to fame during the swing era. His career and influence were shortened by alcoholism, and ended with his early demise at the age of 33 from cirrhosis. Although he composed some jazz instrumentals such as "Chicken and Waffles" and "Blues", Berigan was best known for his virtuoso jazz trumpeting. His 1937 classic recording "I Can't Get Started" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1975.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 2, 1908 (Hilbert), Died June 2, 1942 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, vocalist, arranger, speaker

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Recordings (Results 76-100 of 112 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MS-024476 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately early July 1838 I used to be color blind Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor MS-024477 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately early July 1838 Sing, you sinners Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-026870 10-in. 9/13/1938 When a prince of a fella meets a Cinderella Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Jayne Dover Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-026871 10-in. 9/13/1938 Livery stable blues Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-026872 10-in. 9/13/1938 Let this be a warning to you, baby Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Jayne Dover Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-026873 10-in. 9/13/1938 Why doesn't somebody tell me these things? Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-026874 10-in. 9/13/1938 High society Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-026875 10-in. 9/13/1938 Father, dear Father Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027913 10-in. 10/14/1938 Simple and sweet Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027914 10-in. 10/14/1938 Button, button (Who's got the button) Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027915 10-in. 10/14/1938 I won't tell a soul I love you Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027916 10-in. 10/14/1938 (Shango, shango, shangoree) Rockin' rollers' jubilee Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-030168 10-in. 11/30/1938 In a mist Bunny Berigan and his Men Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-030169 10-in. 11/30/1938 Flashes Bunny Berigan and his Men Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-030170 10-in. 11/30/1938 Davenport blues Bunny Berigan and his Men Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-030171 10-in. 11/30/1938 Candlelights Bunny Berigan and his Men Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-030300 10-in. 11/22/1938 Sobbin' blues Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-030301 10-in. 11/22/1938 I cried for you Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Kathleen Lane Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-030302 10-in. 11/22/1938 Jelly-roll blues Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-030303 10-in. 11/22/1938 'Deed I do Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Kathleen Lane Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-030338 10-in. 12/1/1938 In the dark Bunny Berigan and his Men Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-030339 10-in. 12/1/1938 Walkin' the dog Bunny Berigan and his Men Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-035031 10-in. 3/15/1939 Patty cake, patty cake (Baker man) Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Kathleen Lane Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-035032 10-in. 3/15/1939 Jazz me blues Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-035033 10-in. 3/15/1939 Y' had it comin' to you Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Kathleen Lane Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
(Results 76-100 of 112 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Berigan, Bunny," accessed April 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353004.

Berigan, Bunny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353004.

"Berigan, Bunny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353004

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