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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 151-175 of 465 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 86296 5/13/1954 For always Jack Pleis' Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 86297 5/13/1954 The waltz of tears Jack Pleis' Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 86438 6/21/1954 Winky Dink and you Jack Barry leader  
Decca 86439 6/21/1954 Winko Jack Barry leader  
Decca 86440 6/21/1954 Never-never land (Ooh-la) Jack Barry leader  
Decca 86441 6/21/1954 Magic crayons make magic pictures Jack Barry leader  
Decca 86477 6/29/1954 (I'll be with you) In apple blossom time Four Aces leader  
Decca 86478 6/29/1954 I don't know why, I just do Four Aces leader  
Decca 86479 6/29/1954 Dream Four Aces leader  
Decca 86480 6/29/1954 Among my souvenirs Four Aces leader  
Decca 86666 8/18/1954 Nobody's heart Eileen Barton leader  
Decca 86667 8/18/1954 I have to tell you Eileen Barton leader  
Decca 86668 8/18/1954 Without love Eileen Barton leader  
Decca 86669 8/18/1954 It's all right with me Eileen Barton leader  
Decca 86836 9/23/1954 Baby brother (Santa Claus, dear Santa Claus) Kitty Kallen leader  
Decca 86837 9/23/1954 The spirit of Christmas Kitty Kallen leader  
Decca 86957 10/23/1954 Mister Sandman Four Aces leader  
Decca 87143 12/2/1954 I'm in the mood for love Four Aces leader  
Decca 87144 12/2/1954 It's the talk of the town Four Aces leader  
Decca 87145 12/2/1954 Stars fell on Alabama Four Aces leader  
Decca 87146 12/2/1954 Pennies from heaven Four Aces leader  
Decca 87165 12/10/1954 Melody of love Four Aces leader  
Decca 87166 12/10/1954 There is a tavern in the town Four Aces leader  
Decca 87204 12/21/1954 Don't take your love from me Four Aces leader  
Decca 87205 12/21/1954 What a diff'rence a day made Four Aces leader  
(Results 151-175 of 465 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pleis, Jack," accessed December 2, 2021,

Pleis, Jack. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2021, from

"Pleis, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 December 2021.

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