Lester Lee (November 7, 1903 – June 19, 1956) was an American composer. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Original Song for the film Miss Sadie Thompson. Lee was also the co-writer of "Pennsylvania Polka". Lee died in June 1956 of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 52.
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)
|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-071696||10-in.||1/30/1942||How do I know it's real?||Freddy Martin Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal||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||BS-073671||10-in.||4/1/1942||Pennsylvania polka||André Musette Orchestra||Instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-074756||10-in.||7/20/1942||Pennsylvania polka||Art Kassel Trio ; Art Kassel ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||songwriter|
|Victor||D6VB-2936||10-in.||9/26/1946||Inflation||Zeke Manners Band||Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-0571||10-in.||6/26/1947||Naughty Angeline||Charles Dant Orchestra ; Charles Dant ; Dennis Day||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-0572||10-in.||6/26/1947||Christmas dreaming (a little early this year)||Charles Dant Orchestra ; Charles Dant ; Dennis Day||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-1988||10-in.||11/5/1947||I wish I knew the name (of the girl in my dreams)||Herbie Fields ; Herbie Fields Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-2058||10-in.||11/12/1947||I'm sorry I didn't say 'I'm sorry||Deep River Boys||Male vocal quartet, with instrumental quartet||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-2196||10-in.||12/15/1947||Bride and groom polka||Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin||Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-2690||10-in.||12/15/1947||They're out to trap ya||Zeke Manners ; Singing Lariateers ; Zeke Manners Band||Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-2692||10-in.||12/15/1947||The old piano polka||Zeke Manners ; Singing Lariateers ; Zeke Manners Band||Mixed vocal ensemble, with piano solo and instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||D8VB-3440||10-in.||12/16/1948||The Humphrey Bogart rhumba||Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Martin Men||Male vocal group, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||D8VB-3452||10-in.||12/27/1948||The bells in her earrings||Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||D9VB-0134||10-in.||1/25/1949||Dreamer with a penny||Bill Lawrence ; Henri René||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lee, Lester," accessed December 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110018.
Lee, Lester. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110018.
"Lee, Lester." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 6 December 2023.
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