Otis Joseph René Jr. (October 2, 1898 – April 5, 1970) was an American songwriter and record label owner. As a songwriter, he is notable as the co-author of "When It's Sleepy Time Down South", which became a signature song for Louis Armstrong.
Birth and Death Data: Born October 2, 1898 (New Orleans), Died April 5, 1970 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, vocalist, composer
Notes: Brother of Leon René.
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Recordings (Results 26-31 of 31 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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|
|Decca||DLA 889||10-in.||9/7/1937||Sleepy time in Hawaii||Otis René||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "René, Otis," accessed December 2, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113807.
René, Otis. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113807.
"René, Otis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 2 December 2022.
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