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, A & R representative, 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 276-300 of 327 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D9VB-2562 10-in. 11/18/1949 Peace of mind Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, conductor  
Victor D9VB-2766 10-in. 12/14/1949 People will say we're in love Harry Prime ; Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-2767 10-in. 12/14/1949 It might as well be spring Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-2768 10-in. 12/14/1949 The surrey with the fringe on the top Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-2769 10-in. 12/14/1949 If I loved you Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-2828 10-in. 12/29/1949 Untitled Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-2829 10-in. 12/29/1949 Some enchanted evening Harry Prime ; Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-2857 10-in. 12/29/1949 Oh, what a beautiful mornin' Harry Prime ; Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-2858 10-in. 12/29/1949 What's the use of wond'rin' Harry Prime ; Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor D9AB-2859 10-in. 12/29/1949 Leave it to love Harry Prime ; Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Victor D9AB-2860 10-in. 12/29/1949 Farewell, Amanda Harry Prime ; Ralph Flanagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor  
Gramophone 0RA2442 10-in. 11/10/1937 Träumen von der Südsee Barnabáš von Géczy Orchester Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca 111212 10/6/1961 A song of Old Hawaii Charles K. L. Davis conductor  
Decca 111213 10/6/1961 Ulilie E Charles K. L. Davis conductor  
Decca 111214 10/6/1961 Why I love Hawaii Charles K. L. Davis conductor  
Decca 111215 10/6/1961 Medley: Across the sea ; To you sweetheart, Aloha Charles K. L. Davis conductor  
Decca 111216 10/9/1961 Little brown gal Charles K. L. Davis conductor  
Decca 111217 10/9/1961 King Kamehameha Charles K. L. Davis conductor  
Decca 111218 10/9/1961 Akaka Falls Charles K. L. Davis conductor  
Decca 111219 10/9/1961 Medley: Nani waimea ; Pua kukui Charles K. L. Davis conductor  
Decca 111220 10/10/1961 Kuu Ipo (My sweetheart) Charles K. L. Davis conductor  
Decca 111221 10/10/1961 White ginger blossoms Charles K. L. Davis conductor  
Decca 111222 10/10/1961 I'll weave a lei of stars for you Charles K. L. Davis conductor  
Decca 111223 10/10/1961 Paauau waltz Charles K. L. Davis conductor  
Decca 111697 2/6/1962 Marianne Henri René Orchestra instrumentalist, accordion  
(Results 276-300 of 327 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "René, Henri," accessed April 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116420.

René, Henri. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116420.

"René, Henri." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 April 2024.

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