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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 76-100 of 465 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 65935 10-in. 7/7/1939 Moonlight serenade Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 66223 10-in. 8/29/1939 Twilight interlude Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 66224 10-in. 8/29/1939 Vol vistu gaily star Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 66225 10-in. 8/29/1939 It's a hundred to one Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 66226 10-in. 8/29/1939 The paper picker Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 66634 10-in. 9/23/1939 720 in the books-1 Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 66635 10-in. 9/23/1939 Stop! It's wonderful Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 66636 10-in. 9/23/1939 The last two weeks in July Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 66637 10-in. 9/23/1939 Alla en el Rancho Grande Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 66707 10-in. 10/4/1939 If what you say is true Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 66708 10-in. 10/4/1939 Indian Summer Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 66709 10-in. 10/4/1939 Sweet dreams, sweetheart Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 66710 10-in. 10/4/1939 Good morning Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 66711 10-in. 10/4/1939 Stranger things have happened Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 66712 10-in. 10/4/1939 Many dreams ago Jan Savitt Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca 74203 12/5/1947 You're gonna get my letter in the morning Mary Osborne instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74204 12/5/1947 Ooh, what you just said Mary Osborne instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74205 12/5/1947 Wonder where's my man tonight Mary Osborne instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74497 12/31/1947 Thank you Mother Nature Mary Osborne Trio instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 74498 12/31/1947 No moon at all Mary Osborne Trio instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81689 10/15/1951 I don't care Teresa Brewer leader  
Decca 81690 10/15/1951 Sing sing sing Teresa Brewer leader  
Decca 83256 8/15/1952 One dream Karen Chandler leader  
Decca 83257 8/15/1952 Cheatin' Karen Chandler leader  
Decca 83258 8/15/1952 Hold me, thrill me, kiss me Karen Chandler leader  
(Results 76-100 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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