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 151-175 of 327 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7FB-0280 10-in. 4/22/1947 Vingt ans Maurice Chevalier ; Henri René Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D7FB-0281 10-in. 4/22/1947 Vingt ans Maurice Chevalier ; Henri René Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D7FB-0878 10-in. 5/19/1947 A Bercelone Maurice Chevalier ; Henri René Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D7FB-0879 10-in. 5/19/1947 You're in my dreams Maurice Chevalier ; Henri René Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D7FB-0880 10-in. 5/19/1947 Valentine Maurice Chevalier ; Henri René Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D7FB-0881 10-in. 5/19/1947 Valentine Maurice Chevalier Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D7FB-1738 10-in. 10/15/1947 Down by the old mill stream Henri René Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor D7FB-1796 10-in. 10/23/1947 Vilia Henri René Orchestra Instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D7FB-1797 10-in. 10/23/1947 Dizzy fingers Henri René Orchestra Instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D7FB-1798 10-in. 10/23/1947 Drigo's serenade Henri René Orchestra Instrumental ensemble conductor, arranger  
Victor D7FB-2504 10-in. 11/26/1947 Helen Continental Capers ; Henri René Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with vocal ensemble conductor  
Victor D7FB-2505 10-in. 11/26/1947 Betty, be at your best Continental Capers ; Merrie Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with vocal ensemble conductor  
Victor D7FB-2507 10-in. 11/26/1947 Valencia Merrie Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D7FB-2953 10-in. 12/23/1947 Mama... yo quiero un novio Henri René Orchestra Instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D7FB-2954 10-in. 12/23/1947 Poème Henri René Orchestra ; Tosha Samaroff Instrumental ensemble, with violin solo conductor  
Victor D7FB-2955 10-in. 12/23/1947 Destiny Henri René Orchestra Instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D7FB-2956 10-in. 12/23/1947 Spanish dance no. 5 Henri René Orchestra Instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D8VB-3832 10-in. 6/22/1948 Cuckoo bird waltz Henri René Musette Orchestra ; Manners Sisters Female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader, arranger  
Victor D8VB-3930 10-in. 9/29/1948 It's too soon to know Deep River Boys Male vocal quartet, with ukulele and string bass session supervisor  
Victor D8VB-3931 10-in. 9/29/1948 Recess in heaven Deep River Boys Male vocal quartet, with ukulele and string bass session supervisor  
Victor D8VB-3948 10-in. 10/8/1948 Bread and gravy Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with vocal group and string band session supervisor  
Victor D8VB-3949 10-in. 10/8/1948 Life gits tee-jus, don't it? Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Recitation, with whistling and string band session supervisor  
Victor D8VB-3964 10-in. 10/20/1948 Galway bay Jane Pickens Female vocal solo, with male vocal chorus. session supervisor  
Victor D8VB-3965 10-in. 10/20/1948 One Sunday Afternoon Jane Pickens Female vocal solo, with male vocal chorus. session supervisor  
Victor D8VB-3990 10-in. 12/2/1948 N'yot n'yow (the pussycat song) Perry Como ; Fontane Sisters Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal group and ukulele session supervisor  
(Results 151-175 of 327 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "René, Henri," accessed February 27, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116420.

René, Henri. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 27, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116420.

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