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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 258 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-045792 10-in. 12/21/1939 I've got my eyes on you Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-045793 10-in. 12/21/1939 I concentrate on you Shirley Howard ; Les Brown Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-045794 10-in. 12/21/1939 That old gang of mine Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-045795 10-in. 12/21/1939 The man who comes around Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
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  
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 director, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 67512 10-in. 4/9/1940 Comanche war dance-1 Les Brown Orchestra director, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 67513 10-in. 4/9/1940 A mellow bit of rhythm-1 Les Brown Orchestra director, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 67514 10-in. 4/9/1940 Walkin' and swingin'-2 Les Brown Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, director, alto saxophone  
Decca 81154 6/13/1951 In the cool, cool, cool of the evening Les Brown and his Band of Renown instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
(Results 51-75 of 258 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brown, Les," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103945.

Brown, Les. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103945.

"Brown, Les." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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

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