Leo Reisman

Leo (F.) Reisman (October 11, 1897 – December 18, 1961) was an American violinist and bandleader in the 1920s and 1930s. Born and reared in Boston, he was of Jewish ancestry; from German immigrants who immigrated to the United States in the 19th century. Inspired by the Russian-American violinist Jascha Heifetz, Reisman studied violin as a young man. After being rejected by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, he formed his own band in 1919. He became famous for having over 80 hits on the popular charts during his career. Jerome Kern called Reisman's orchestra "The String Quartet of Dance Bands".

Birth and Death Data: Born October 11th, 1897 (Boston), Died December 18th, 1961 (Miami)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, leader, vocalist, arranger, speaker, piano, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 363 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-50929 10-in. 3/12/1929 Mean to me Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Ran Weeks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-50930 10-in. 3/12/1929 Josephita Lewis James ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-50931 10-in. 3/12/1929 That's what I call heaven Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Ran Weeks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-50947 10-in. 3/18/1929 I kiss your hand, madame Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Ran Weeks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-50948 10-in. 3/18/1929 Os beso la mano, madame Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-50949 10-in. 3/18/1929 With a song in my heart Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Ran Weeks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-50950 10-in. 3/18/1929 Yours sincerely Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-51647 10-in. 4/22/1929 Love me or leave me Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-51648 10-in. 4/22/1929 Sweet Chewaukla, the land of sleepy water Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-51649 10-in. 4/22/1929 When it comes to the end of day Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-53497 10-in. 7/9/1929 Moanin' low Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-53498 10-in. 7/9/1929 Ain't misbehavin' Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-53499 10-in. 7/9/1929 Liza Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-55638 10-in. 7/31/1929 Can't we be friends? Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-55639 10-in. 7/31/1929 Do what you do! Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-55640 10-in. 7/31/1929 Evangeline Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-55647 10-in. 8/22/1929 Ich liebe dich Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-55648 10-in. 8/22/1929 At close of day Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-55649 10-in. 8/22/1929 'S been a long time between time Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-55674 10-in. 9/6/1929 Gay love Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-55675 10-in. 9/6/1929 Look what you've done to me Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-55676 10-in. 9/6/1929 Doing the boom boom Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-56704 10-in. 9/20/1929 Why was I born? Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-56705 10-in. 9/20/1929 Here am I Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-56706 10-in. 9/20/1929 Dance away the night Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
(Results 1-25 of 363 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reisman, Leo," accessed November 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105527.

Reisman, Leo. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105527.

"Reisman, Leo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 November 2020.

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