Leon René

Leon René (February 6, 1902 – May 30, 1982) was an American music composer of pop, R&B and rock and roll songs and a record producer in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. He sometimes used the songwriting pseudonym Jimmy Thomas or Jimmie Thomas. He also established several record labels.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 6, 1902 (Covington), Died May 30, 1982 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, lyricist, director, piano

Notes: Brother of Otis René. Sometimes credited as Jimmie Thomas.

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Recordings (Results 26-37 of 37 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-0644 10-in. 3/11/1947 I sold my heart to the junkman Etta Jones Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W144763 10-in. 10/14/1927 In my dreams (I'm jealous of you) Dixieland Blue Blowers ; Curtis Mosby ; Henry Starr Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W147817 10-in. 1/21/1929 Between you and me (And the deep blue sea) Dixieland Blue Blowers ; Curtis Mosby Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W151803 10-in. 9/21/1931 When it's sleepy time down south Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W351105 10-in. 9/22/1931 When it's sleepy time down South Phil Hughes and his High Hatters [Selvin's Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W404424 10-in. 4/20/1931 When it's sleepy time down South Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E37160 10-in. 9/15/1931 When it’s sleepy time down South Mildred Bailey ; Casa Loma Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E37173 10-in. 9/24/1931 When it’s sleepy time down South Snooks Hotel Paramount Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E37328 10-in. 10/26/1931 When it’s sleepytime down South Artie Dunn ; Les Reis Male vocal duet, with piano and accordion songwriter  
Brunswick C7916 10-in. 7/27/1931 When it’s sleepy time down South Jimmie Noone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick LAE10 10-in. Dec. 1927 In my dreams (I’m jealous of you) Sonny Clay Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick [Br cat 16341-a] 10-in. approximately Aug. 1931 When it’s sleepy-time down South Dixie Serenaders [Sonny Clay Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with vocal songwriter  
(Results 26-37 of 37 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "René, Leon," accessed April 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109840.

René, Leon. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109840.

"René, Leon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109840

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