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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 51-75 of 248 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 62043 10-in. 3/18/1937 Don't you care what anyone say? Les Brown and his Duke University Blue Devils instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 62044 10-in. 3/18/1937 Mutiny on the bandstand Les Brown and his Duke University Blue Devils instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 62045 10-in. 3/18/1937 Dance of the blue devils Les Brown and his Duke University Blue Devils instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 62046 10-in. 3/18/1937 Don't you go worryin' about judgment day Les Brown and his Duke University Blue Devils instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 62047 10-in. 3/18/1937 Swamp fire Les Brown and his Duke University Blue Devils instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 62048 10-in. 3/18/1937 Rigmarole Les Brown and his Duke University Blue Devils instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 62049 10-in. 3/18/1937 Feather your nest Les Brown and his Duke University Blue Devils instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 62050 10-in. 3/18/1937 Ramona Les Brown and his Duke University Blue Devils instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 62051 10-in. 3/18/1937 Lazy river Les Brown and his Duke University Blue Devils instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 62052 10-in. 3/18/1937 When you wore a tulip Les Brown and his Duke University Blue Devils instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 67511 10-in. 4/9/1940 Love (Your magic spell is everywhere)-1 Les Brown Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, director  
Decca 67512 10-in. 4/9/1940 Comanche war dance-1 Les Brown Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, director  
Decca 67513 10-in. 4/9/1940 A mellow bit of rhythm-1 Les Brown Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, director  
Decca 67514 10-in. 4/9/1940 Walkin' and swingin'-2 Les Brown Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, director  
Decca 81154 6/13/1951 In the cool, cool, cool of the evening Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 81155 6/13/1951 If you turn me down Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 81156 6/13/1951 My baby just cares for me Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 81210 6/25/1951 Sentimental journey The Ames Brothers ; Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 81211 6/25/1951 Undecided The Ames Brothers ; Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 81212 6/25/1951 Love letters in the sand Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 83096 7/18/1952 No moon at all The Ames Brothers ; Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 83097 7/18/1952 Do nothin' till you hear from me The Ames Brothers ; Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 83098 7/18/1952 Blue skies-1 The Ames Brothers ; Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 84032 3/2/1953 Rough ridin' Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 84033 3/2/1953 Ruby-1 Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
(Results 51-75 of 248 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brown, Les," accessed September 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103945.

Brown, Les. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103945.

"Brown, Les." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 September 2020.

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

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