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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 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  
(Results 451-465 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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