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Les Brown

Lester Raymond Brown (March 14, 1912 – January 4, 2001) was an American jazz musician who led the big band Les Brown and His Band of Renown for nearly seven decades from 1938 to 2000.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 14th, 1912 (Pennsylvania), Died January 4th, 2001 (Pacific Palisades)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, leader, alto saxophone, director, saxophone, composer, arranger, vocalist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 302 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MS-101312 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately mid-April 1935 You never looked so beautiful Les Brown ; Duke Blue Devils Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor MS-101313 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately mid-April 1935 It's got to be love Duke Blue Devils Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader  
Victor MS-101314 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately mid-April 1935 Welcome stranger Les Brown ; Duke Blue Devils Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader  
Victor MS-101315 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately mid-April 1935 Cabin in the sky line Duke Blue Devils Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader  
Victor MS-101316 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately mid-April 1935 All my life Duke Blue Devils Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, leader  
Victor MS-03329 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Nov. 1936 Where the lazy river goes by Les Brown ; Duke Blue Devils ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band and male vocalist leader, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor MS-03330 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Nov. 1936 House hop Les Brown ; Duke Blue Devils Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor MS-03331 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Nov. 1936 Mutiny on the bandstand Les Brown ; Duke Blue Devils ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band and male vocalist leader, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor MS-03332 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Nov. 1936 Darling, not without you Les Brown ; Duke Blue Devils ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band and male vocalist leader, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor MS-03333 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately late Nov. 1936 Don't you go worrying about the judgment day Les Brown ; Duke Blue Devils ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band and vocal soloists leader, instrumentalist, clarinet, vocalist  
Victor MS-013395 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately early Aug. 1937 Keeping out of mischief now Les Brown ; Duke Blue Devils Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor MS-013396 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately early Aug. 1937 Rigamarole Les Brown ; Duke Blue Devils Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor MS-013397 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately early Aug. 1937 The Big Apple Les Brown ; Duke Blue Devils ; Jack Wilmot Jazz/dance band and male vocal solos leader, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor MS-013398 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately early Aug. 1937 Let 'er go Les Brown ; Duke Blue Devils ; Jack Wilmot Jazz/dance band and male vocal solos leader, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor MS-013399 16-in. (33-1/3 rpm) approximately early Aug. 1937 Overnight Les Brown ; Duke Blue Devils ; Jack Wilmot Jazz/dance band and male vocal solos leader, director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-026584 10-in. 9/2/1938 Stop beatin' 'round the mulberry bush Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-026585 10-in. 9/2/1938 With you on my mind Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-026586 10-in. 9/2/1938 Pealin' the peach Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-026587 10-in. 9/2/1938 Why doesn't somebody tell me these things? Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027429 10-in. 9/29/1938 I have eyes Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, director  
Victor BS-027430 10-in. 9/29/1938 Have you forgotten so soon? Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-027431 10-in. 9/29/1938 Star dust Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-027432 10-in. 9/29/1938 Boogie woogie Les Brown Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-027433 10-in. 9/29/1938 You're a sweet little headache Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-027434 10-in. 9/29/1938 Like a monkey likes coconuts Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 1-25 of 302 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brown, Les," accessed December 9, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103945.

Brown, Les. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 9, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103945.

"Brown, Les." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 9 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103945

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