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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 Pacific Palisades

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1964

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

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 248 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-033772 10-in. 2/28/1939 What goes up must come down (And baby you've been flyin' too high) Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-033773 10-in. 2/28/1939 Only when you're in my arms Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-033774 10-in. 2/28/1939 Don't worry 'bout me Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-034604 10-in. 4/7/1939 If it's good (Then I want it) Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-034605 10-in. 4/7/1939 Love your magic spell is everywhere Les Brown Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-034606 10-in. 4/7/1939 Love for sale Les Brown Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-034607 10-in. 4/7/1939 Out of the night Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, songwriter  
Victor BS-034608 10-in. 4/7/1939 Sticks and stones Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-034609 10-in. 4/7/1939 Shangri-La Les Brown Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer  
Victor BS-037172 10-in. 6/1/1939 Oh Marie! Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone, arranger  
Victor BS-037173 10-in. 6/1/1939 Perisphere shuffle Les Brown Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer, instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone  
Victor BS-037174 10-in. 6/1/1939 Ciribiribin Les Brown Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, arranger, instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone  
Victor BS-037175 10-in. 6/1/1939 Trylon stomp Les Brown Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer, instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone  
Victor BS-041505 10-in. 8/7/1939 Blue divel jazz Les Brown Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone, composer  
Victor BS-041506 10-in. 8/7/1939 Rocket ship to Mars Les Brown Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer, instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone  
Victor BS-041507 10-in. 8/7/1939 Little boy Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone  
Victor BS-041508 10-in. 8/7/1939 I've got my eye on you Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone  
Victor BS-041509 10-in. 8/7/1939 Scissors and knives to grind Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone  
Victor BS-041510 10-in. 8/7/1939 Makin' whoopee Les Brown Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, clarinet, saxophone  
Decca 61334 10-in. 10/15/1936 Papa treetop tall Les Brown and his Duke University Blue Devils instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 61335 10-in. 10/15/1936 Swing for sale Les Brown and his Duke University Blue Devils instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 61336 10-in. 10/15/1936 Dance of the blue devils Les Brown and his Duke University Blue Devils instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 61337 10-in. 10/15/1936 Don't you care what everyone says Les Brown and his Duke University Blue Devils instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 61338 10-in. 10/15/1936 Mutiny on the bandstand Les Brown and his Duke University Blue Devils instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 61339 10-in. 10/15/1936 Don't you go worryin' about judgment day Les Brown and his Duke University Blue Devils instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist  
(Results 26-50 of 248 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brown, Les," accessed September 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103945.

Brown, Les. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103945.

"Brown, Les." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 September 2020.

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

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