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 101-125 of 465 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||83259||8/15/1952||Flash from the blue||Karen Chandler||leader|
|Decca||83954||2/13/1953||Breakin' in the blues||Teresa Brewer||leader|
|Decca||83955||2/13/1953||Dancin' with someone||Teresa Brewer||leader|
|Decca||83956||2/13/1953||Bell bottom blues||Teresa Brewer||leader|
|Decca||83957||2/13/1953||Our heartbreaking waltz||Teresa Brewer||leader|
|Decca||83978||2/19/1953||Dancin' with someone||Teresa Brewer||leader|
|Decca||83979||2/19/1953||Breakin' in the blues||Teresa Brewer||leader|
|Decca||83980||2/19/1953||Our heartbreaking waltz||Teresa Brewer||leader|
|Decca||83981||2/19/1953||Bell bottom blues||Teresa Brewer||leader|
|Decca||84023||2/27/1953||I love you, that's one thing I know||Danny Kaye||leader|
|Decca||84024||2/27/1953||I'll buy the ring||Danny Kaye||leader|
|Decca||84028||3/2/1953||Goodbye, Charlie, goodbye||Karen Chandler||leader|
|Decca||84029||3/2/1953||I'd love to fall asleep||Karen Chandler||leader|
|Decca||84030||3/2/1953||I wouldn't want it any other way||Karen Chandler||leader|
|Decca||84622||5/27/1953||She loves me||Don Cornell||leader|
|Decca||84623||5/27/1953||When the hands of the clock pray at midnight||Don Cornell||leader|
|Decca||84624||5/27/1953||The glad song||Teresa Brewer ; Don Cornell||leader|
|Decca||84625||5/27/1953||What happen to the music||Teresa Brewer ; Don Cornell||leader|
|Decca||84756||6/25/1953||Bandera (The Texas polka)||Al Alberts||leader|
|Decca||84757||6/25/1953||Please tell me-1||Al Alberts||leader|
|Decca||84759||6/25/1953||What more is there?||Al Alberts||leader|
|Decca||84854||7/11/1953||Too fat for the chimney||Teresa Brewer||leader|
|Decca||84855||7/11/1953||I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus||Teresa Brewer||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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