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Al Bernard

voc, 1888-1949 US, New Orleans
Singer / Musician of Pop
A.k.a. Alfred A. Bernard "Skeeter" Sims Buddy Moore (2) Dan Moore (12) Hank Smith (5)

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.

        
Genres
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Blues
  • Folk

Band Members
Discography

Title Artist Year Type
The Preacher and the Bear / Bill Bailey Won't you Please Come HomeAl Bernard1929Album
The Prune Song / St. Louis BluesJack Kaufman / Al Bernard1928Album
Li'l Liza Jane / Twenty-Five Years From NowAl Bernard1927Album
Stay Away From My Man / Brother Pollasses' Sermon On The Letter FThe Record Boys / Al Bernard1927Album
Steamboat Bill / Casey JonesAl Bernard1927Album
Prancin' Dancin' Yodelin' Man / Yeedle-Deedle-LenaAl Bernard And Frank Kamplain1926Single
Yodelin' Bill / Sally's Not The Same Old SallyAl Bernard And Frank Kamplain1926Album
Rocking The Babies To Sleep / Yeedle Deedle LenaGeorge P. Watson / Al Bernard & Frank Kamplain1925Album
Pretty Puppy / I'm Gonna Be For MyselfThomas And West / Al Bernard1925Album
Cindy (It Am Wedding Time) / 31st. Street BluesAl Bernard And Ernest Hare And Frank Kamplain1924Single
In Nineteen - Ninety - Nine / Tune In On L-O-V-EAl Bernard / Billy Jones1924Single
CindyAl Bernard & Ernest Hare1924Single
What Has Become Of Hinky Dink Parlay Voo / I'm Gonna Bring A Water-Melon (To My Girl To-Night)Al Bernard / Billy Jones And Ernest Hare1924Single
Twenty-Five Years From Now / Since Ma Is Playing Mah JongAl Bernard And Frank Ferera / Jim Doherty1924Single
Ain't You Coming Out, Malinda? / Aunt Phoebe's Wedding DayAl Bernard And Ernest Hare / Billy Golden And Billy Heins1924Single
Twenty-five Years From Now / De Ducks Done Got MeAl Bernard1924Album
Me No Speak -A Good English / You Better Get Rid Of That CatAl Bernard And Frank Ferera1924Album
Blue-Eyed Sally / Let My Home Be Your HomeAl Bernard1924Album
It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' / Me No Speaks Good EnglishAl Bernard1924Album
Daddy—Change Your Mind / It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'Blanche Klaise / Al Bernard And Frank Ferera1924Album
Old Time Minstrels Part I / Old Time Minstrels Part IILee "Lasses" White With Al Bernard1923Album
Lindy Lou / I'm A Demon On My Old Jew's HarpAl Bernard And Ernest Hare1923Album
Barney Google / Whoa! Tillie, Take Your TimeBilly Jones - Ernest Hare / Al Bernard1923Album
It Ain't Gonna' Rain No Mo' / Samuel Johnson (Get Thee Gone From Here)Wendell Hall / Al Bernard And Ernest Hare1923Single
Me No Speak A Good English / So I Took The $50,000Al Bernard & Frank Ferera / Harry Blake1923Single
Lasses White Minstrels Plantation Scene / Lasses White Minstrels Levee SceneLee "Lasses" White With Al Bernard1923Album
Sweet Mandy / I'm Done! Done! Done! With YouAl Bernard And Ernest Hare1923Album
Sweet Mamma, Tree Top Tall / Parson JenkinsLee "Lasses" White / Al Bernard1923Album
From De Ol' Home Town / Stavin' ChangeThe Happiness Boys / Al Bernard1923Single
When Dixie Stars Are Playing Peek-A-Boo / Circus DaysAl Bernard And Frank Kamplain / Robert White1923Single
Tyrol / Darktown Quartet RehearsalAl Bernard and Frank Kamplain / The Harmonizers1922Album
In The Little Red School House / Broken Hearted BluesBilly Jones And Ernest Hare / Al Bernard1922Single
That's How I Believe In You / I Want My MammyEdwin Dale / Vernon Dalhart And Al Bernard1922Album
Roll On Silvery Moon / Carolina Rolling StoneAl Bernard And Frank Kamplain / Bob White1922Album
Down Old Virginia Way / When The Moon Is Shining' Down In Alabama'Walter Scanlan & Helen Clark / Al Bernard And Frank Kamplain1922Single
Hurry Along 'Liza With Me / Picnic TimeAl Bernard and Ernest Hare1922Album
I'm Just Too Mean To Cry / Brother Low DownAl Bernard With Carl Fenton's Orchestra1922Album
Tyrol / Those Days Are OverAl Bernard And Frank Kamplain / George Wilton Ballard1922Single
I've Got The Wonder Where He Went And When He's Coming Back Blues / Who Tied The Can On The Old Dog's TailAl Bernard With Carl Fenton's Orchestra1922Album
The Broadway BluesAl Bernard1921Single
To Follow You, I'll Not Consent / She's Always Singin' The BluesErnest Hare / Al Bernard1921Album
Slide, Kelly, Slide / Change Your Name Malinda LeeAl Bernard And Ernest Hare1921Single
Memphis Blues / Frankie And JohnnieAl Bernard With Carl Fenton's Orchestra1921Album
Dew Drop / HoneyAl Bernard And Frank Kamplain / Olive Briscoe1921Single
You Made Me Forget How To Cry / I'm Looking For A BluebirdVernon Dalhart / Al Bernard1921Album
(Change Your Name) Melinda Lee / Crazy BluesAl Bernard, Ernest Hare / Noble Sissle1921Album
Avalon / Change Your Name, Malinda LeeErnest Hare / Al Bernard1921Album
I've Got The Blues For My Kentucky Home / TimbuctooPremier Quartet / Al Bernard1921Single
Boll Weevil Blues / I Ain't Afraid Of Nuthin' Dats AliveAl Bernard With Carl Fenton's Orchestra / Ernest Hare1921Album
The Broadway Blues / My Lovin' Sing Song, ManAl Bernard And Frank Kamplain1921Single
Swanee / You're My GalAl Bernard And Frank Kamplain And Ernest Hare1920Album
See Old Man Moon Smile / SugarAl Bernard, Ernest Hare1920Album
A Good Man Is Hard To Find / St. Louis BluesErnest Hare / Al Bernard1920Album
Mississippi Bound / Henry JonesAl Bernard And Ernest Hare1920Album
Where The Silvery Colorado Wends It's Way / Can't You Hear Me Calling CarolineSterling Trio / Al Bernard1920Album
Sugar / You're My GalAl Bernard - Ernest Hare1920Album
Read 'Em And Weep / My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo IsleAl Bernard1920Album
My Little Bimbo / Read 'Em And WeepErnest Hare / Al Bernard1920Album
Palesteena / Read 'Em And WeepFred Whitehouse / Al Bernard1920Album
Saxophone Blues / My Lovin' Sing-Song ManErnest Hare / Al Bernard And Frank Kamplain1920Album
My Lovin' Sing Song ManAl Bernard And Frank Kamplain1920Single
Swanee / When My Baby Smiles At MeAl Bernard And Frank Kamplain / Rachel Grant And Billy Murray1920Single
He Went In Like A Lion And Came Out Like A Lamb / A Bullfrog Am No NightingaleAl Bernard / Ernest Hare1920Single
You Know What I Mean / Bell Hop BluesAl Bernard1920Album
Henry Jones, Your Honeymoon Is Over / St. Louis BluesAl Bernard And Ernest Hare1920Single
Oh, Joe (Please Don't Go) / The Moon Shines On the MoonshineAl Bernard, Frank Kamplain, Ernest Hare1920Single
Oh, By Jingo / Saxophone BluesAl Bernard, Rudy Wiedoeft1920Album
Beale Street Blues / St. Louis BluesAl Bernard1920Album
See Old Man Moon Smile / Slow And EasyAl Bernard, Ernest Hare1919Album
Everybody Wants A Key To My Cellar / TurkestanAl Bernard / Premier Quartet1919Single
Nigger Blues / Satan, I'm Here (I Couldn't Stand For A Triflin' Man)Al Bernard / Ernest Hare1919Single
Shake, Rattle And RollAl Bernard1919Single
See Old Man Moon Smile / I've Got My Captain Working For Me NowAl Bernard And Ernest Hare / Fred Hillebrand1919Single
Floatin' Down To Cotton Town / You're My GalPremier Quartet / Al Bernard And Ernest Hare1919Single
See Old Man Moon SmileAl Bernard & Ernest Hare1919Album
I Want To Hold You In My Arms / Oh! Lawdy (Something's Done Got Between Ebecaneezer And Me) /Al Bernard And Ernest Hare, Ada Jones1919Single
Hesitation Blues / Don't Cry, Little Girl, Don't CryAl Bernard / Irving Kaufman1919Single
Rufus Green Takes A Trip / Greetings In BingvilleAl Bernard / Harlan E. Knight - Steve Porter - Byron G. HarlanAlbum
Lindy, Lindy, How I'd Like To Be You / No, No, Positively NoArthur Fields / Al BernardAlbum
Red Wing / The Preacher And The BearBuell Kazee And Sookie Hobbs / Al BernardAlbum
Pardon Me Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha While I Laugh / Old Uncle BillBilly Jones And Ernest Hare / Al BernardSingle
It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' / Me No Speaka Good EnglishAl BernardAlbum
Well I Swan / Get Away Old Man, Get AwayAl Bernard / Honey DukeAlbum
De Gospel Train Am Comin' / Jordan Am A Hard Road To TrabbelAl BernardAlbum
I'm A Jonah Man / Times Am a' Gettin' HardAl BernardAlbum
The Little Ford Rambled Right Along / Si's Been Drinking CiderBilly Jones / Al Bernard & Ernest HareAlbum
The Little Ford Rambled Right Along / Si's Been Drinking CiderBilly Jones / Al Bernard & Ernest HareAlbum
New River Train / Show Me My Mammy AgainAl BernardAlbum
On A Good Old Time Straw-Ride / I'm A Twelve O'Clock Feller (In A Nine O'Clock Town)Al BernardAlbum
On A Slow Train Through Arkansaw / Put My Little Shoes AwayAl Bernard / Vernon DalhartAlbum
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