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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 201-225 of 465 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 89444 2/29/1956 All alone and always Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 89445 2/29/1956 I used to love you Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 89446 2/29/1956 I miss you most of all Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 89447 3/1/1956 Gee but I hate to go home alone Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 89448 3/1/1956 This train-1 Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 89449 3/1/1956 The glory of love Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 89450 3/1/1956 Lazy river Roberta Sherwood leader  
Decca 89483 3/8/1956 September in the rain Al Hibbler leader  
Decca 89484 3/8/1956 After the lights go down low Al Hibbler leader  
Decca 89485 3/8/1956 Night and day Al Hibbler leader  
Decca 89486 3/8/1956 Shanghai Lil Al Hibbler leader  
Decca 89500 3/12/1956 I don't stand a ghost of a chance with you Al Hibbler leader  
Decca 89501 3/12/1956 Stella by starlight Al Hibbler leader  
Decca 89502 3/12/1956 You'll never know Al Hibbler leader  
Decca 89503 3/12/1956 Pennies from heaven Al Hibbler leader  
Decca 89564 3/15/1956 Count every star Al Hibbler leader  
Decca 89565 3/15/1956 There are such things Al Hibbler leader  
Decca 89566 3/15/1956 Where or when Al Hibbler leader  
Decca 89567 3/15/1956 Where are you Al Hibbler leader  
Decca 100342 7/27/1956 You can't see the sun when you're crying Eddie Fontaine leader  
Decca 100343 7/27/1956 Homesick blues Eddie Fontaine leader  
Decca 100344 7/27/1956 Into each life some rain must fall Eddie Fontaine leader  
Decca 100345 7/27/1956 Cool it baby Eddie Fontaine leader  
Decca 100436 8/10/1956 A catchy tune Jack Pleis, his Chorus and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100437 8/10/1956 Lonesome without you Jack Pleis, his Chorus and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 201-225 of 465 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pleis, Jack," accessed November 26, 2021,

Pleis, Jack. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2021, from

"Pleis, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 November 2021.

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