Henri René

Henri René (born Harold Manfred Kirchstein; December 29, 1906 – April 25, 1993), was an American musician who had an international career in the recording industry as a producer, composer, conductor and arranger.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 29, 1906 (New York City), Died April 25, 1993 (Houston)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1963

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, conductor, session supervisor, accordion, arranger, songwriter, composer, A & R representative, director, piano, violin

Notes: Many compositions credited under birth name Harold M. Kirchstein, but he is better known as Henri René, an instrumentalist, conductor, composer, arranger, and record producer. Listed as Harlan Ramsay on RCA Camden issues. He used many pseudonyms, among them Harold Grant and "André," as in André Musette Orchestra, Birth name: Harold Manfred Kirchstein.

See Also: Kirchstein, Harold M.; René, Henr

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 343 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-050629 10-in. 5/10/1940 Windmill Tillie Henri René Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-050630 10-in. 5/10/1940 Let's step high, baby Henri René Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-050669 10-in. 5/17/1940 Perlita Henri René Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble (take 3); Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble (takes 1 & 2) leader  
Victor BS-051461 10-in. 6/20/1940 Burning cheeks Henri René Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-051462 10-in. 6/20/1940 Never say no Henri René Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-054955 10-in. 8/1/1940 Rolling wheels Henri René Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BS-056491 10-in. 10/15/1940 America the beautiful The Old Timer's Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-056492 10-in. 10/15/1940 Windmill Tillie Harry's Tavern Band ; Jimmy Ray Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion, composer  
Victor BS-056493 10-in. 10/15/1940 The Irish were Egyptians long ago Harry's Tavern Band ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-056494 10-in. 10/15/1940 When Paddy McGinty plays the harp Harry's Tavern Band ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-056495 10-in. 10/15/1940 Wise guy Vic Blue Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-056496 10-in. 10/15/1940 Memories for sale Vic Blue Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-058166 10-in. 12/11/1940 Double talk André Musette Orchestra Instrumental sextet composer  
Victor BS-058169 10-in. 12/11/1940 Seven come eleven André Musette Orchestra Instrumental sextet composer  
Victor BS-058238 10-in. 12/9/1940 Es lebt der Karpfen im See Reinhold Klein ; Victor Brass Band Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-058241 10-in. 12/9/1940 Mutter Reinhold Klein ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-058243 10-in. 12/9/1940 Dort wo im Tal eine alte Mühle geht Reinhold Klein ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-058244 10-in. 12/9/1940 Was hat denn die Mutter im Kochtopf drin? Reinhold Klein ; Victor Brass Band Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble (take 1); Instrumental ensemble (take 2) songwriter  
Victor BS-058245 10-in. 12/9/1940 Kennen sie den Lehmann? Reinhold Klein ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-058260 10-in. 12/11/1940 Ich bin ein flotter Student Charlie Brock ; Adolf Morgens ; Rheinland Quartett Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-058261 10-in. 12/11/1940 Der Strassenmyusikant Charlie Brock ; Adolf Morgens ; Rheinland Quartett Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-058262 10-in. 12/11/1940 Johanna's Lieb und Leid Charlie Brock ; Adolf Morgens ; Rheinland Quartett Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-058263 10-in. 12/11/1940 Mädel zeig mir ob du singen kannst! Charlie Brock ; Adolf Morgens ; Rheinland Quartett Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-058328 10-in. 12/6/1940 Old fashioned polka Henri René Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-058345 10-in. 12/10/1940 Whis-whis-whistle André Musette Orchestra Instrumental sextet composer  
(Results 1-25 of 343 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "René, Henri," accessed May 27, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116420.

René, Henri. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 27, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116420.

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