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Jack Pleis

Jack K. Pleis (May 11, 1917 – December 5, 1990) was an American jazz pianist, arranger, conductor, composer and producer. He recorded on London and Decca Records in the 1950s, and Columbia Records in the 1960s. During the course of his career, Pleis worked with many artists, including Louis Armstrong, Harry Belafonte, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr., Benny Goodman, Earl Grant, Brenda Lee, and Joe Williams. Between 1950 and 1976, over 150 songs were arranged by Pleis. His surname is pronounced "Pleece" (to rhyme with "fleece").

Birth and Death Data: Born May 11th, 1917 (Philadelphia), Died December 5th, 1990 (Palm Springs)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1961

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, piano, arranger, composer

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 465 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 100438 8/10/1956 The nightingale song Jack Pleis, his Chorus and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100439 8/10/1956 Giant Jack Pleis, his Chorus and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100834 10/25/1956 Ah ah ah ah (The song that haunts my heart) Kitty Kallen leader  
Decca 100835 10/25/1956 Star bright Kitty Kallen leader  
Decca 100836 10/25/1956 Saturday blues Kitty Kallen leader  
Decca 100837 10/25/1956 But beautiful Kitty Kallen leader  
Decca 101345 1/14/1957 Sweetheart of Sigma Chi Wingy Manone and his Band arranger  
Decca 101346 1/14/1957 Trumpet on the wing Wingy Manone and his Band arranger  
Decca 101347 1/14/1957 Baby, change your mind Wingy Manone and his Band arranger  
Decca 101348 1/14/1957 Two beat special Wingy Manone and his Band arranger  
Decca 101349 1/14/1957 Burlecue Wingy Manone and his Band arranger  
Decca 101350 1/14/1957 Biloxi Wingy Manone and his Band arranger  
Decca 101363 1/14/1957 Party doll Wingy Manone and his Band arranger  
Decca 101647 2/14/1957 Miss you Four Aces leader  
Decca 101648 2/14/1957 Peg o' my heart Four Aces leader  
Decca 101649 2/15/1957 Somebody else is taking my place Four Aces leader  
Decca 101650 2/15/1957 Day by day Four Aces leader  
Decca 101674 2/15/1957 Have you ever been lonely? Four Aces leader  
Decca 101675 2/15/1957 There I've said it again Four Aces leader  
Decca 101783 2/28/1957 Heartaches Four Aces leader  
Decca 101784 2/28/1957 Girl of my dreams Four Aces leader  
Decca 101785 2/28/1957 Lonely wine Four Aces leader  
Decca 101786 2/28/1957 My reverie Four Aces leader  
Decca 101831 3/1/1957 Don't worry 'bout me Four Aces leader  
Decca 102132 4/1/1957 (But as they say) It's life Jack Pleis' Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 226-250 of 465 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pleis, Jack," accessed December 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106364.

Pleis, Jack. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106364.

"Pleis, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106364

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