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 176-200 of 327 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D8VB-3991 10-in. 12/14/1948 Far away places Perry Como ; Henri René Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D8VB-4054 10-in. 12/14/1948 Missouri waltz Perry Como ; Henri René Male vocal solo, with vocal choir and instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D8VB-4055 10-in. 12/15/1948 How many tears must fall Denny Dennis ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor D8VB-4057 10-in. 12/14/1948 Joe Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D8VB-4058 10-in. 12/14/1948 Why is it? Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D8VB-4060 10-in. 12/15/1948 The melancholy minstrel Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Male vocal solo, with vocal group and instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor D8VB-4074 10-in. 12/14/1948 Why can't you behave Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D8VB-4080 10-in. 12/17/1948 Blue room Perry Como ; Henri René Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D8VB-4081 10-in. 12/23/1948 With a song in my heart Perry Como ; Henri René Male vocal solo, with vocal group and instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D8VB-4094 10-in. 12/20/1948 I got a gal in Galveston Don Cornell ; Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio, vocal chorus and jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor D8VB-4095 10-in. 12/20/1948 The rosewood spinet Don Cornell ; Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio, vocal chorus and jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor D8VB-4136 10-in. 12/27/1948 I got lucky in the rain Johnny Bradford ; Henri René Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D8VB-4137 10-in. 12/27/1948 I get up every morning (what do I do, what do I do, what do I do) Johnny Bradford ; Henri René Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D8VB-4138 10-in. 12/27/1948 Jalousie Johnny Bradford ; Henri René Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D8VB-4139 10-in. 12/27/1948 Beyond the purple hills Johnny Bradford ; Henri René Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D9VB-0021 10-in. 1/3/1949 Overtime Metronome All Stars Jazz/dance band, with solos session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-0022 10-in. 1/3/1949 Victory ball Metronome All Stars Jazz/dance band, with solos session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-0033 10-in. 1/4/1949 If I forget you Art Brown ; Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Buddy Hughes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-0048 10-in. 1/6/1949 I don't know why (I just do) Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Snow Flakes Female vocal group, with jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-0049 10-in. 1/6/1949 There's a small hotel Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Snow Flakes Female vocal group, with jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-0096 10-in. 1/13/1949 Enjoy yourself (it's later than you think) Sonny Calello ; Lucy Ann Polk ; Charlie Shavers ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Vee Tones Mixed vocal group, with jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-0124 10-in. 1/24/1949 So in Love Alfred Drake ; Lehman Engel Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-0125 10-in. 1/24/1949 Were thine that special face Alfred Drake ; Lehman Engel Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-0126 10-in. 1/24/1949 Why can't you behave Alfred Drake ; Lehman Engel Orchestra ; Jane Pickens Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-0127 10-in. 1/24/1949 Wunderbar Alfred Drake ; Lehman Engel Orchestra ; Jane Pickens Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
(Results 176-200 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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