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Lena Horne

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American dancer, actress, singer, and civil rights activist. Horne's career spanned more than seventy years, appearing in film, television, and theatre. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood.

Horne advocated for human rights and took part in the March on Washington in August 1963. Later she returned to her roots as a nightclub performer and continued to work on television while releasing well-received record albums. She announced her retirement in March 1980, but the next year starred in a one-woman show, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, which ran for more than 300 performances on Broadway. She then toured the country in the show, earning numerous awards and accolades. Horne continued recording and performing sporadically into the 1990s, retreating from the public eye in 2000.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 30, 1917 (New York City), Died May 9, 2010 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-058768 10-in. 1/7/1941 Good-for-nothin' Joe Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Lena Horne Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-058770 10-in. 1/7/1941 The captain and his men Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Lena Horne Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-058771 10-in. 1/7/1941 You're my thrill Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Lena Horne Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-060362 10-in. 1/23/1941 Haunted town Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Lena Horne Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PBS-061977 10-in. 12/15/1941 Stormy weather Lou Bring ; Lena Horne Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor PBS-061978 10-in. 12/15/1941 What is this thing called love? Lou Bring ; Lena Horne Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor PBS-061979 10-in. 12/15/1941 Ill wind Lou Bring ; Lena Horne Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor PBS-061980 10-in. 12/15/1941 The man I love Lou Bring ; Lena Horne Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor PBS-061985 10-in. 12/17/1941 Where or when Lou Bring ; Lena Horne Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor PBS-061986 10-in. 12/17/1941 I've gotta right to sing the blues Lou Bring ; Lena Horne Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor PBS-061987 10-in. 12/17/1941 Mad about the boy Lou Bring ; Lena Horne Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor PBS-061988 10-in. 12/17/1941 Moanin' low Lou Bring ; Lena Horne Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor BS-066127 10-in. 6/23/1941 St. Louis blues The Dixieland Jazz Group of NBC's Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street ; Lena Horne ; Henry Levine Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-066128 10-in. 6/23/1941 Careless love The Dixieland Jazz Group of NBC's Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street ; Lena Horne ; Henry Levine Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-066144 10-in. 6/25/1941 Aunt Hagar's blues Dixieland Jazz Group of NBC's Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street ; Lena Horne ; Henry Levine Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-066145 10-in. 6/25/1941 Beale Street blues The Dixieland Jazz Group of NBC's Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street ; Lena Horne ; Henry Levine Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-066147 10-in. 6/26/1941 Love me a little little Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Lena Horne Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-066149 10-in. 6/26/1941 Don't take your love from me Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Lena Horne Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D4AB-1002 10-in. 1/13/1944 Do nothing 'til you hear from me Lena Horne Female vocal solo, with mixed vocal ensemble, unaccompanied vocalist  
Victor D4AB-1003 10-in. 1/13/1944 Suddenly it's spring Lena Horne Female vocal solo, with mixed vocal ensemble, unaccompanied vocalist  
Victor D4AB-1037 10-in. 11/21/1944 I didn't know about you Horace Henderson ; Lena Horne Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D4AB-1038 10-in. 11/21/1944 One for my baby (and one more for the road) Horace Henderson ; Lena Horne Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D4AB-1039 10-in. 11/21/1944 As long as I live Horace Henderson ; Lena Horne Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D4AB-1040 10-in. 11/21/1944 I ain't got nothin' but the blues Horace Henderson ; Lena Horne Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Decca 60888 10-in. 3/11/1936 That's what love did co me Noble Sissle Orchestra vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Horne, Lena," accessed July 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103244.

Horne, Lena. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103244.

"Horne, Lena." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103244

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