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 451-465 of 465 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||109298||6/28/1960||Canadian sunset||The Kalin Twins||leader|
|Decca||109299||6/28/1960||All I have to do is dream||The Kalin Twins||leader|
|Decca||109300||6/28/1960||Vaya con Dios||The Kalin Twins||leader|
|Decca||109301||6/29/1960||I'll never be free||The Kalin Twins||leader|
|Decca||109302||6/29/1960||Cross over the bridge||The Kalin Twins||leader|
|Decca||109303||6/29/1960||Crazy arms||The Kalin Twins||leader|
|Decca||109348||6/29/1960||Tonight you belong to me||The Kalin Twins||leader|
|Decca||110686||6/1/1961||Just a girl that men forget||Roberta Sherwood||leader|
|Decca||L 10331||7/1/1957||Better luck next time||Sammy Davis, Jr.||leader|
|Decca||L 10332||7/1/1957||can't help lovin' dat gal||Sammy Davis, Jr.||leader|
|Decca||L 10333||7/1/1957||I cover the waterfront||Sammy Davis, Jr.||leader|
|Decca||L 10334||7/1/1957||Traps and taps||Sammy Davis, Jr.||leader|
|Decca||L 10335||7/2/1957||Where's that rainbow?||Sammy Davis, Jr.||leader|
|Decca||L 10336||7/2/1957||But not for me||Sammy Davis, Jr.||leader|
|Decca||L 10337||7/2/1957||Guess I'll hang my tears out to dry||Sammy Davis, Jr.||leader|
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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