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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 51-75 of 465 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D9VB-2235 10-in. 9/13/1949 Evil tempt me not Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D9VB-2236 10-in. 9/13/1949 When Jesus beckons me home Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D9VB-2237 10-in. 9/13/1949 Will Santy come to shanty town Eddy Arnold ; Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D9VB-2238 10-in. 9/13/1949 Beautiful isle of somewhere Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D9VB-2239 10-in. 9/13/1949 The lily of the valley Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D9VB-2240 10-in. 9/13/1949 Softly and tenderly Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D9VB-2241 10-in. 9/14/1949 Mama and daddy broke my heart Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D9VB-2242 10-in. 9/14/1949 Nearest thing to heaven Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D9VB-2244 10-in. 9/14/1949 I'll never slip around again Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D9VB-2245 10-in. 9/14/1949 Revenge Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65071 10-in. 2/26/1939 There's a hole in the old oaken bucket Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 65072 10-in. 2/26/1939 It's all so new to me Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 65073 10-in. 2/26/1939 In a moment of weakness Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 65074 10-in. 2/26/1939 I'm happy about the whole thing Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 65318 10-in. 4/1/1939 Little Sir Echo Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 65319 10-in. 4/1/1939 I want my share of love Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 65320 10-in. 4/1/1939 Snug as a bug in a rug Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 65321 10-in. 4/1/1939 And the angels sing Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 65714 10-in. 6/1/1939 When Buddha smiles Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 65715 10-in. 6/1/1939 I'll always be in love with you Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 65716 10-in. 6/1/1939 Get happy Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 65717 10-in. 6/1/1939 That's a plenty Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 65932 10-in. 7/7/1939 You taught me to love again Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 65933 10-in. 7/7/1939 Running through my mind Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 65934 10-in. 7/7/1939 Shabby old Cabby Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
(Results 51-75 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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