Al Bernard

AL (Alfred A.) BERNARD (November 23, 1888 - March 6, 1949) was a vaudeville comedy singer known as 'the boy from Dixie." Bernard was a throwback to an earlier era, often appearing onstage in blackface. His biggest hit was 'I Want to Hold You in My Arms' (with Ernest Hare on Edison [Diamond Disc] 50558, 1919."

Significantly more information can be found in "The Encyclopedia of Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895-1925"


Biographical sources: "Billy Murray, The Phonograph Industry's First Great Recording Artist" by Hoffmann, Carty, & Riggs; "The Encyclopedia of Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895-1925" by Tim Gracyk


 

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