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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 1-25 of 248 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
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  
Victor BS-028338 10-in. 10/28/1938 When day is done Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-028339 10-in. 10/28/1938 From now on Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-028340 10-in. 10/28/1938 Sobbin' blues Les Brown Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-028341 10-in. 10/28/1938 This can't be love Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-028342 10-in. 10/28/1938 Get out of town Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-028343 10-in. 10/28/1938 Sing for your supper Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-031256 10-in. 1/9/1939 Darling Nellie Gray Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet, arranger  
Victor BS-031257 10-in. 1/9/1939 Seeing Nellie home Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo arranger, director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-031258 10-in. 1/9/1939 You, you, you Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-031259 10-in. 1/9/1939 Lightly and politely Les Brown Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-031260 10-in. 1/9/1939 Harlem woogie Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-031261 10-in. 1/9/1939 Old dog Tray Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, arranger, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-033769 10-in. 2/28/1939 Duck foot waddle Les Brown Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer  
Victor BS-033770 10-in. 2/28/1939 Plumber's revenge Les Brown Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer  
Victor BS-033771 10-in. 2/28/1939 Two fools in love Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
(Results 1-25 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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