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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14018 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 US 1919 Sell This Version
Al Bernard - Read 'Em And Weep / My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle album art Ernest Hare / Al Bernard Ernest Hare / Al Bernard - Read 'Em And Weep / My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle Paramount US 1920 Sell This Version
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
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
18644 Al Bernard - You Know What I Mean / Bell Hop Blues album art Al. Bernard* You Know What I Mean / Bell Hop Blues(Shellac, 10") Victor 18644 US 1920 Sell This Version
2062 Al Bernard - Beale Street Blues / St. Louis Blues album art Al Bernard Beale Street Blues / St. Louis Blues(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2062 US 1920 Sell This Version
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
2055 Al Bernard - Palesteena / Read 'Em And Weep album art Fred Whitehouse / Al Bernard Fred Whitehouse / Al Bernard - Palesteena / Read 'Em And Weep(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2055 US 1920 Sell This Version
2004 Al Bernard - See Old Man Moon Smile / Sugar album art Al Bernard, Ernest Hare Al Bernard, Ernest Hare - See Old Man Moon Smile / Sugar(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2004 US 1920 Sell This Version
2040 Al Bernard - Saxophone Blues / My Lovin' Sing-Song Man album art 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
4096 Al Bernard - Sugar / You're My Gal album art 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
20010 Al Bernard - Oh, By Jingo / Saxophone Blues album art 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
4293 Al Bernard - To Follow You, I'll Not Consent / She's Always Singin' The Blues album art 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
10326 Al Bernard - (Change Your Name) Melinda Lee / Crazy Blues album art 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
8255 Al Bernard - Melinda Lee / Look! What You've Done With Your Dog-Gone Dangerous Eyes album art 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
2107 Al Bernard - Memphis Blues / Frankie And Johnnie album art Al Bernard With Carl Fenton's Orchestra Al Bernard With Carl Fenton's Orchestra - Memphis Blues / Frankie And Johnnie(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2107 US 1921 Sell This Version
10417 Al Bernard - You Made Me Forget How To Cry / I'm Looking For A Bluebird album art 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
2092 Al Bernard - Boll Weevil Blues / I Ain't Afraid Of Nuthin' Dats Alive album art Al Bernard With Carl Fenton's Orchestra / Ernest Hare Al Bernard With Carl Fenton's Orchestra / Ernest Hare - Boll Weevil Blues / I Ain't Afraid Of Nuthin' Dats Alive(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2092 US 1921 Sell This Version
2050 Al Bernard - Avalon / Change Your Name, Malinda Lee album art Ernest Hare / Al Bernard And Ernest Hare Ernest Hare / Al Bernard And Ernest Hare - Avalon / Change Your Name, Malinda Lee(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2050 US 1921 Sell This Version
A3520 Al Bernard - That's How I Believe In You / I Want My Mammy album art Edwin Dale / Vernon Dalhart And Al Bernard Edwin Dale / Vernon Dalhart And Al Bernard - That's How I Believe In You / I Want My Mammy(Shellac, 10") Columbia A3520 US 1922 Sell This Version
9182 Al Bernard - Roll On Silvery Moon / Carolina Rolling Stone album art Al Bernard And Frank M. Kamplain* / Bob White Al Bernard And Frank M. Kamplain* / Bob White - Roll On Silvery Moon / Carolina Rolling Stone(Shellac, 10") Regal (3) 9182 US 1922 Sell This Version
2173 Al Bernard With Carl Fenton's Orchestra Al Bernard With Carl Fenton's Orchestra - I'm Just Too Mean To Cry / Brother Low Down(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2173 US 1922 Sell This Version
2264 Al Bernard - I've Got The Wonder Where He Went And When He's Coming Back Blues / Who Tied The Can On The Old Dog's Tail album art Al Bernard With Carl Fenton's Orchestra Al Bernard With Carl Fenton's Orchestra - I've Got The Wonder Where He Went And When He's Coming Back Blues / Who Tied The Can On The Old Dog's Tail(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2264 USA & Canada 1922 Sell This Version
2306 Al Bernard - Hurry Along 'Liza With Me / Picnic Time album art Al Bernard and Ernest Hare Al Bernard and Ernest Hare - Hurry Along 'Liza With Me / Picnic Time(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2306 US 1922 Sell This Version
2187 Al Bernard - Eddie Leonard Blues / Carolina Rolling Stone album art Al Bernard With Carl Fenton's Orchestra Al Bernard With Carl Fenton's Orchestra - Eddie Leonard Blues / Carolina Rolling Stone(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2187 US 1922 Sell This Version

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