Ben Bernie  (1891-1943)
Last updated: 31.08.21
According to the Internet source given below, Ben Bernie was an American jazz violinist, bandleader, and radio personality, often introduced as "The Old Maestro". He was noted for his showmanship and memorable bits of snappy dialogue, being part of the first generation of "stars" of American popular music.
He studied at Columbia University and the New York College of Music. Bernie performed in vaudeville and formed own band, The Lads. Bernie's orchestra recorded on Vocalion, Brunswick, Columbia, Decca and ARC (Vocalion and OKeh) in the 1920's and 1930's.He co-authored Sweet Georgia Brown (1925) with Maceo Pinkard (words by Kenneth Casey) and which was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.Ben Bernie and his orchestra recorded Sweet Georgia Brown which became a jazz standard.
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Title Parts Choir Remarks
       
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 10 works by Ben Bernie (1891-1943). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
True 1923 Violinsky (co-author)
Ben Ryan (co-author)
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Kiss Me Goodnight 1924 Vernon Stevens (co-author)
Gladys Gillette (co-author)
Elmer Olson (words)
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Craving 1925 Kenneth Casey (words)
Philip Charig (words)
Sweet Georgia Brown 1925 M. Pinkard (co-author)
Kenneth Casey (words)
Charlie Gaylord (perf. by)
Margie Carson (perf. by)
Fisher & Smith (perf. by)
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I'm Getting Jealous of You 1931 Harry Harris (words)  wvicon.gif
Holding My Honey's Hand 1932 Walter Hirsch (words)
Al Goering (words)
I Can't Believe It's True 1932 Isham Jones (co-author)
Charles Newman (co-author)
Strange Interlude 1932
Bowl of Chop Suey and You - Ey, A 1934 Al Goering (words)
Walt Bullock (words)
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Old Lullaby, An 1934 Al Goering (words)
Walter Hirsch (words)
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Sweet Georgia Brown 4:17 Louis Armstrong B. Bernie  Sweet Georgia Brown
youtube15.jpg Sweet Georgia Brown 3:10 Ella Fitzgerald B. Bernie  Sweet Georgia Brown