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 76-100 of 327 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-068959 10-in. 1/22/1942 Pancho bought a rancho André Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-068960 10-in. 1/22/1942 Tonight or never André Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-071633 10-in. 1/14/1942 Parangelia tou Tsolia (Παραγγελια του Τσολια) Fotis Argyropoulos (Φωτης Αργυροπουλος) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-071634 10-in. 1/14/1942 Sklavos den tha zēsō (Σκλαβος δεν θα ζησω) Fotis Argyropoulos (Φωτης Αργυροπουλος) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-073671 10-in. 4/1/1942 Pennsylvania polka André Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion, conductor  
Victor BS-073672 10-in. 4/1/1942 Shoot the chutes André Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-073673 10-in. 4/1/1942 Pretzel bender serenade André Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-073674 10-in. 4/1/1942 From soup to nuts André Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-073741 10-in. 3/24/1942 Nordiska nätter Harold och Hildur Freeman's Dragspel Orkester Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-075363 10-in. 7/29/1942 Papa drop a nickel in Harold M. Kirchstein ; Standard Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-075364 10-in. 7/29/1942 Tap the barrel dry Harold M. Kirchstein ; Standard Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-075365 10-in. 7/29/1942 Tick-tock serenade Harold M. Kirchstein ; Standard Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio composer, director  
Victor BS-075367 10-in. 7/29/1942 The cherry bounce Harold M. Kirchstein ; Standard Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo director, composer  
Victor BS-075368 10-in. 7/29/1942 You can't win the war without the Irish Harold M. Kirchstein ; Standard Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-075374 10-in. 7/30/1942 Hajte braco - Hajte sestre Edo Ljubić ; Victor Orkestar [i.e., Victor Orchestra] Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-075375 10-in. 7/30/1942 Ciganka sam mlada Edo Ljubić ; Victor Orkestar [i.e., Victor Orchestra] Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-075587 10-in. 7/28/1942 Over the hilltops André Musette Orchestra Instrumental sextet instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-075588 10-in. 7/28/1942 Down the hatch André Musette Orchestra Instrumental sextet instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-075589 10-in. 7/28/1942 See-saw rhythm André Musette Orchestra Instrumental sextet instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-075590 10-in. 7/28/1942 Crackerjack André Musette Orchestra Instrumental sextet instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor E0VB-3102 10-in. 1/16/1950 I love you because Eddie Fisher Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor E0VB-3103 10-in. 1/16/1950 Am I wasting my time on you Eddie Fisher Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor E0FB-3282 10-in. 2/23/1950 Chug-a-lug Continental Capers ; Merrie Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with vocal ensemble conductor  
Victor E0VB-3283 10-in. 2/23/1950 The Chalet in the valley Continental Capers ; Merrie Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with vocal ensemble conductor  
Victor E0VB-3747 10-in. 8/7/1950 We're gonna go fishin' (next Saturday night) Golden West Cowboys ; Pee Wee King ; Gene Stewart Male vocal solo, with string band session supervisor  
(Results 76-100 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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