Al Bernard

Real Name:
Alfred A. Bernard
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Alfred A. "Al" Bernard (November 23, 1888 – March 6, 1949) was an American vaudeville singer, known as "The Boy From Dixie", who was most popular during the 1910s through early 1930s.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he became a blackface singer in minstrel shows before starting his recording career around 1916. He was one of the first white singers to record blues songs. His July 1918 version of "Saint Louis Blues" was the first vocal audio recording of the W. C. Handy standard recorded in America. Sometimes billed as "The Singing Comedian", other songs of note Bernard recorded include "Shake, Rattle and Roll", about a dice game, entirely unaffiliated with the later Rock & Roll hit; and he was also the first American singer to record the song "Frankie and Johnny" in America. Recording into the 1940s, Bernard died in 1949 in New York City.
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Singles & EPs

1235 Shake, Rattle And Roll / Venus Blues — Al Bernard Al Bernard Shake, Rattle And Roll / Venus Blues(Shellac, 10", Ver) Okeh 1235 US 1919 Sell This Version
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4544 Everybody Wants A Key To My Cellar / Bluin' The Blues — Al Bernard Al Bernard Everybody Wants A Key To My Cellar / Bluin' The Blues(Shellac, 10") Gennett 4544 US 1919 Sell This Version
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12135 Lonesome Road Blues / I Want to Hold You In My Arms — Al Bernard Novelty Five / Novelty Five With Al Bernard Novelty Five / Novelty Five With Al Bernard - Lonesome Road Blues / I Want to Hold You In My Arms(Shellac, 10", Ver) Aeolian Vocalion 12135 US 1919 Sell This Version
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5224 Read 'Em And Weep / My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle — Al Bernard Ernest Hare / Al Bernard Ernest Hare / Al Bernard - Read 'Em And Weep / My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle Paramount 5224 US 1920 Sell This Version
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9016 Tripoli / My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle — Al Bernard Charles Hart (2) And Elliott Shaw / Al Bernard Charles Hart (2) And Elliott Shaw / Al Bernard - Tripoli / My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle(Shellac, 10") Arto Universal Record 9016 US 1920 Sell This Version
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5016 Al Bernard / Al Bernard And Ernest Hare Al Bernard / Al Bernard And Ernest Hare - Mississippi Bound / Henry Jones(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 5016 US 1920 Sell This Version
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2043 Sterling Trio / Al Bernard Sterling Trio / Al Bernard - Where The Silvery Colorado Wends It's Way / Can't You Hear Me Calling Caroline(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 2043 US 1920 Sell This Version
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18644 You Know What I Mean / Bell Hop Blues — Al Bernard Al. Bernard* You Know What I Mean / Bell Hop Blues(Shellac, 10") Victor 18644 US 1920 Sell This Version
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14018 See Old Man Moon Smile / Slow And Easy — Al Bernard Al Bernard, Ernest Hare / Ernest Hare Al Bernard, Ernest Hare / Ernest Hare - See Old Man Moon Smile / Slow And Easy(Shellac, 10") Aeolian Vocalion 14018 USA & Canada 1920 Sell This Version
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2035 Al Bernard And Frank Kamplain / Al Bernard And Ernest Hare Al Bernard And Frank Kamplain / Al Bernard And Ernest Hare - Swanee / You're My Gal(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2035 US 1920 Sell This Version
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2055 Palesteena / Read 'Em And Weep — Al Bernard Fred Whitehouse / Al Bernard Fred Whitehouse / Al Bernard - Palesteena / Read 'Em And Weep(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2055 US 1920 Sell This Version
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2004 See Old Man Moon Smile / Sugar — Al Bernard Al Bernard, Ernest Hare Al Bernard, Ernest Hare - See Old Man Moon Smile / Sugar(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2004 US 1920 Sell This Version
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2040 Saxophone Blues / My Lovin' Sing-Song Man — Al Bernard Ernest Hare / Al Bernard And Frank Kamplain Ernest Hare / Al Bernard And Frank Kamplain - Saxophone Blues / My Lovin' Sing-Song Man(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2040 US 1920 Sell This Version
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4096 Sugar / You're My Gal — Al Bernard Al. Bernard* / Al. Bernard* - Ernest Hare Al. Bernard* / Al. Bernard* - Ernest Hare - Sugar / You're My Gal(Shellac, 10") Okeh 4096 US 1920 Sell This Version
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2035 Swanee / You're My Gal — Al Bernard Al Bernard And Frank Kamplain / Al Bernard And Ernest Hare Al Bernard And Frank Kamplain / Al Bernard And Ernest Hare - Swanee / You're My Gal(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2035 Canada 1920 Sell This Version
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20010 Oh, By Jingo / Saxophone Blues — Al Bernard Al Bernard / Al Bernard, Rudy Wiedoeft Al Bernard / Al Bernard, Rudy Wiedoeft - Oh, By Jingo / Saxophone Blues(Shellac, 10") Paramount 20010 US 1920 Sell This Version
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2107 Memphis Blues / Frankie And Johnnie — Al Bernard Al Bernard With Carl Fenton's Orchestra Al Bernard With Carl Fenton's Orchestra - Memphis Blues / Frankie And Johnnie Brunswick 2107 US 1921 Sell This Version
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2062 Beale Street Blues / St. Louis Blues — Al Bernard Al Bernard Beale Street Blues / St. Louis Blues Brunswick 2062 US 1921 Sell This Version
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4199 Henry Jones / Change Your Name Malinda Lee — Al Bernard Al Bernard - Ernest Hare Al Bernard - Ernest Hare - Henry Jones / Change Your Name Malinda Lee(Shellac, 10") Okeh 4199 US 1921 Sell This Version
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4293 To Follow You, I'll Not Consent / She's Always Singin' The Blues — Al Bernard Ernest Hare / Al Bernard Ernest Hare / Al Bernard - To Follow You, I'll Not Consent / She's Always Singin' The Blues(Shellac, 10") Okeh 4293 US 1921 Sell This Version
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10326 (Change Your Name) Melinda Lee / Crazy Blues — Al Bernard Al Bernard, Ernest Hare / Noble Sissle Al Bernard, Ernest Hare / Noble Sissle - (Change Your Name) Melinda Lee / Crazy Blues(Shellac, 10") Emerson Records (2) 10326 US 1921 Sell This Version
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8255 Melinda Lee / Look! What You've Done With Your Dog-Gone Dangerous Eyes — Al Bernard Al Bernard & Ernest Hare / Arthur Fields Al Bernard & Ernest Hare / Arthur Fields - Melinda Lee / Look! What You've Done With Your Dog-Gone Dangerous Eyes(Shellac, 10") Medallion (2) 8255 US 1921 Sell This Version
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10417 You Made Me Forget How To Cry / I'm Looking For A Bluebird — Al Bernard Vernon Dalhart / Al Bernard Vernon Dalhart / Al Bernard - You Made Me Forget How To Cry / I'm Looking For A Bluebird(Shellac, 10") Emerson Records (2) 10417 US 1921 Sell This Version
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10354 Strut Miss Lizzie / Vamping Rose — Al Bernard Al Bernard / Fred Hillebrand Al Bernard / Fred Hillebrand - Strut Miss Lizzie / Vamping Rose(Shellac, 10") Emerson Records (2) 10354 US 1921 Sell This Version
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2045 My Little Bimbo / Why Don't You Drive My Blues Away — Al Bernard Ernest Hare / Al Bernard Ernest Hare / Al Bernard - My Little Bimbo / Why Don't You Drive My Blues Away(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2045 US 1921 Sell This Version