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, director, piano, A & R representative, 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 226-250 of 327 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D9VB-1232 10-in. 4/1/1949 Golden slippers Main Street String Band String band, with vocal ensemble session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-1233 10-in. 4/1/1949 I want a girl (just like the girl that married dear old Dad) Main Street String Band String band, with vocal ensemble session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-1474 10-in. 5/13/1949 There's no getting away from you Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Victor D9VB-1475 10-in. 5/13/1949 Homework Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D9VB-1477 10-in. 5/13/1949 You can have him Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D9VB-1516 10-in. 5/17/1949 My love loves me Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D9VB-1517 10-in. 5/17/1949 Will I find my love today? Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D9VB-1518 10-in. 5/17/1949 (Where are you) Now that I need you? Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D9AB-1742 10-in. 6/25/1949 (Just one way to say) I love you Johnny Bradford Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, piano, session supervisor  
Victor D9AB-1743 10-in. 6/25/1949 Let's take an old fashioned walk Johnny Bradford Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, piano, session supervisor  
Victor D9AB-1744 10-in. 6/25/1949 The four winds and the seven seas Jack Searle Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, piano, session supervisor  
Victor D9AB-1745 10-in. 6/25/1949 Room full of roses Jack Searle Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, piano, session supervisor  
Victor D9AB-1746 10-in. 6/28/1949 Twenty-four hours of sunshine The Tattlers Mixed vocal ensemble, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D9AB-1747 10-in. 6/28/1949 Two little new little blue little eyes The Tattlers Mixed vocal ensemble, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D9AB-1748 10-in. 6/28/1949 Some enchanted evening Eve Young Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D9FB-1802 10-in. 7/7/1949 Noche de paz (Silent night) Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band session supervisor, director  
Victor D9FB-1803 10-in. 7/7/1949 Pueblecito de Belén (Little town of Bethlehem) Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band session supervisor, director  
Victor D9FB-1804 10-in. 7/7/1949 Venid fieles todos (Come all ye faithful) Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band session supervisor, director  
Victor D9FB-1805 10-in. 7/7/1949 Blanca Navidad Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band session supervisor, director  
Victor D9FB-1806 10-in. 7/7/1949 Hija de mi amor Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band session supervisor, director  
Victor D9FB-1807 10-in. 7/7/1949 Berceuse de Navidad Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band session supervisor, director  
Victor D9FB-1808 10-in. 7/7/1949 Navidad triste Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band session supervisor, director  
Victor D9FB-1809 10-in. 7/7/1949 Madrecita Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band session supervisor, director  
Victor D9AB-1832 10-in. 7/14/1949 You can have him Eve Young Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, session supervisor  
Victor D9AB-1833 10-in. 7/14/1949 Now! Now! Now! (Is the time) The Tattlers Vocal ensemble, with instrumental ensemble leader, session supervisor  
(Results 226-250 of 327 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "René, Henri," accessed February 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116420.

René, Henri. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116420.

"René, Henri." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 28 February 2024.

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