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 101-112 of 112 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-035034 10-in. 3/15/1939 There'll be some changes made Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-035035 10-in. 3/15/1939 Little gates special Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-035036 10-in. 3/15/1939 Gangbusters' holiday Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-043925 10-in. 11/28/1939 Peg o' my heart Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-043926 10-in. 11/28/1939 Night song Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-043927 10-in. 11/28/1939 Ain't she sweet Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-043928 10-in. 11/28/1939 Ay-ay-ay Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Columbia W151604 10-in. 6/15/1931 At your command Fred Rich Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Decca 60229 10-in. 12/13/1935 You took advantage of me Bunny Berigan ; Blue Boys [Bunny Berigan ensemble] director  
Decca 60230 10-in. 12/13/1935 Chicken and waffles Bunny Berigan ; Blue Boys [Bunny Berigan ensemble] director  
Decca 60231 10-in. 12/13/1935 I'm coming Virginia Bunny Berigan ; Blue Boys [Bunny Berigan ensemble] director  
Decca 60232 10-in. 12/13/1935 Blues Bunny Berigan ; Blue Boys [Bunny Berigan ensemble] director  
(Results 101-112 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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