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

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 327 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-058346 10-in. 12/10/1940 In the barracks André Musette Orchestra Instrumental sextet composer  
Victor BS-058347 10-in. 12/10/1940 Happy-go-lucky André Musette Orchestra Instrumental sextet composer  
Victor BS-058687 10-in. 1/2/1941 Chicken farm Henri René Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-058765 10-in. 1/7/1941 Give me a lift André Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-059682 10-in. 1/2/1941 Quintuplets Henri René Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-063467 10-in. 4/8/1941 Sicilian polka Henri René Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-063474 10-in. 4/10/1941 Es ist nicht für lang Johann Rexeis ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-063475 10-in. 4/10/1941 Halli-hallo-halli Johann Rexeis ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-063476 10-in. 4/10/1941 Huehnerhof Johann Rexeis ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-063477 10-in. 4/10/1941 Ludwig, Ludwig Johann Rexeis ; Victor Tanzorchester Jazz/dance band, with male tenor vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-063478 10-in. 4/10/1941 Die Postkutsche Johann Rexeis ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-063479 10-in. 4/10/1941 Das Kreuz bei der Fichte Johann Rexeis ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-063480 10-in. 4/10/1941 Scherenschleifers Serenade Johann Rexeis ; Victor Tanzorchester Jazz/dance band, with male tenor vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-063481 10-in. 4/10/1941 Wenn der Kuckuck ruft Johann Rexeis ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-065781 10-in. 6/2/1941 Toy, Toy, Toyland André Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-065784 10-in. 6/2/1941 Hiccup André Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-065922 10-in. 6/5/1941 Keinmool Abe Ellstein Orchestra ; Seymour Rechtzeit Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-065981 10-in. 6/17/1941 Tvé oči jsou jak hvězdy (Valčík) Český Orchestr Instrumental ensemble 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  
(Results 26-50 of 327 records)

Citation

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