Sophie "Flo" Bert was a female vaudeville singer, whistler and comedienne who was active in the New York area in the Teens and 1920s. She billed herself as "4 foot, 9" of Ragtime". Her partner in vaudeville was her future husband Elmer Brendle a comedian who spoke with a fractured-Swedish accent and used the stage name El Brendel "the Yumpin' Yiminy". They had a hit act at the Winter Garden Theatre in 1920 called "Cinderella On Broadway". They married in 1924. Bert's recordings were the first Blues records released on the Paramount label. The records issued on the Famous label were released under the name of Alice Johnson.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
All By Myself
(Irving Berlin)
5-1921 New York, New York Gennett
4731-A
Connorized
3003-A

7517A
Bless My Swanee River Home
(Lewis / Young / Donaldson)
? New York, New York Gennett
4581-B

7149
Cow Bells 9-1922 New York, New York Regal
9373
Banner
1114

1176-1
Don't Take Away Those Blues
(Joe McKiernan / Norman Spencer)
12-1920 New York, New York Paramount
20023-A
Puritan
11023-A
Broadway
1040

643-2
Don't Take Away Those Blues
(Joe McKiernan / Norman Spencer)
12-1920 New York, New York Paramount
20023-A
Famous
3040

643-3
Hortense
(Young / Lewis / Donaldson)
5-1921 New York, New York Gennett
4731-B

7518
I'd Love to Fall Asleep and Wake up in Mommy's Arms
(Fred E. Ahlert / Sam Lewis / Joe Young)
early 1921 New York, New York Paramount
20015-B
Broadway
1023

803-5
I've Got The Blues For My Kentucky Home
(Clarence Gaskill)
8-1920 New York, New York Paramount
20015-A
Broadway
1022-B
Famous
3022
Gennett
9053-B

802-4
No Wonder I'm Lonesome 9-1922 New York, New York Regal
9373
Banner
1114

1175-1
Sweet Mamma, Papa's Getting Mad
(Rose / Little / Frost)
12-1920 New York, New York Paramount
20027-B
Broadway
1040
Famous
3040
What'cha Gon'na Do When There Ain't No Jazz
(Pete Wendling / Edgar Leslie)
12-1920 New York, New York Paramount
20027-A
Whistle and I'll Come to Meet You
(Harold Atteridge / Burt Grant)
12-1920 New York, New York Paramount
20023-B
Puritan
11023-B
Broadway
1023
Famous
3022

649-2
Artist Instrument
Flo Bert Vocals
unknown Orchestra