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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 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 84031 3/2/1953 Rosebud 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 84758 6/25/1953 Endless 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  
(Results 101-125 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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