Lester Lee

Birth and Death Data: Born November 7th, 1903 (New York City), Died June 19th, 1956 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer, saxophone

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-43361 10-in. 3/14/1928 Was last night the last for you? Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-43362 10-in. 3/14/1928 You've got a lot to learn Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar songwriter  
Victor BS-036996 10-in. 5/29/1939 A shave and a haircut—shampoo Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-041408 10-in. 9/11/1939 Hot mallets Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-042922 10-in. 10/9/1939 Chico's love song (Ma-na-ja fah-la pas-ka lah-tah) Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-071806 10-in. 2/2/1942 How do I know it's real? Carl Denny ; Hal McIntyre Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor D7VB-2690 10-in. 12/15/1947 They're out to trap ya Zeke Manners ; Zeke Manners Band Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Columbia 141925 10-in. 4/6/1926 There are two sides to every story Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh W400626 10-in. 4/19/1928 Was last night the last night with you? Madeline Beatty Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
OKeh W400635 10-in. 4/26/1928 Was last night the last night with you? Madeline Beatty Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick E27262 10-in. 4/3/1928 You’ve got a lot to learn Wes Thomas Cornell Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick E18106-E18107 10-in. 2/25/1926 There are two sides to every story Frank Bessinger Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Brunswick E26762-E26764 10-in. 3/1/1928 My rainbow Herbert Gordon ; Hotel Adelphia Whispering Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E26764). songwriter  
Edison 18147 10-in. 1/3/1928 My rainbow Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Edison S-44 10-in. 1928 My rainbow (?) - Unidentified test recording Unidentified performer(s) (Edison Records) songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lee, Lester," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110018.

Lee, Lester. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110018.

"Lee, Lester." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110018

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