Henri René

Henri René (born Harold M. 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, accordion, session supervisor, arranger, composer, piano, songwriter

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.

See Also: Kirchstein, Harold M.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 150 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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-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 Andre Musette Orchestra Instrumental sextet composer  
Victor BS-066555 10-in. 4/10/1942 The old waltz Glib Chandrowsky ; T. Zarkevich Russian Group Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-066556 10-in. 4/10/1942 Wandering gypsies T. Zarkevich Russian Group Instrumental ensemble, with vocal instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-066557 10-in. 4/10/1942 Wilted roses C. Codolban ; T. Zarkevich Russian Group Violin solo, with instrumental ensemble and vocal instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-066558 10-in. 4/10/1942 Shadows of the past C. Codolban ; T. Zarkevich Russian Group Violin solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-066559 10-in. 4/13/1942 Mieszane walce Orkiestra Srebrne Dzwony ; Bernie Witkowski Instrumental ensemble, with vocal chorus instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-066560 10-in. 4/13/1942 Polka karolka Orkiestra Srebrne Dzwony ; Bernie Witkowski Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-066561 10-in. 4/13/1942 Tego nie zebiezesz Orkiestra Srebrne Dzwony ; Bernie Witkowski Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-066562 10-in. 4/13/1942 Raz jedem powiedz "tak" Orkiestra Srebrne Dzwony ; Bernie Witkowski Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-066563 10-in. 4/13/1942 Cienki z grubem Orkiestra Srebrne Dzwony ; Bernie Witkowski Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-068953 10-in. 1/20/1942 Mē se noiazei (Μη σε νοιαζει) Fotis Argyropoulos (Φωτης Αργυροπουλος) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-068954 10-in. 1/20/1942 Ela mikro mou (Ελα μικρο μου) Fotis Argyropoulos (Φωτης Αργυροπουλος) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-068955 10-in. 1/20/1942 Mourgo Mousolini (Μουργο Μουσολινι) Fotis Argyropoulos (Φωτης Αργυροπουλος) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-068956 10-in. 1/20/1942 Tsimpliari Chirochito (Τσιμπλιαρι Χιροχιτο) Fotis Argyropoulos (Φωτης Αργυροπουλος) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-068957 10-in. 1/22/1942 Calling all cats Andre Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-068958 10-in. 1/22/1942 Abra-ka-dabra Andre Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-068959 10-in. 1/22/1942 Pancho bought a rancho Andre Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
(Results 1-25 of 150 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "René, Henri," accessed June 29, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116420.

René, Henri. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 29, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116420.

"René, Henri." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 29 June 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116420

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