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 201-225 of 327 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D9VB-0130 10-in. 1/20/1949 (You may not be an angel, but) I'll string along with you Henri René Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D9VB-0131 10-in. 1/20/1949 Bon soir, Paris Henri René Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor D9VB-0134 10-in. 1/25/1949 Dreamer with a penny Bill Lawrence ; Henri René Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D9VB-0135 10-in. 1/25/1949 I'm beginning to miss you Bill Lawrence ; Henri René Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D9VB-0150 10-in. 1/26/1949 Poet and peasant rumbature Irving Fields Trio Jazz/dance ensemble session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-0151 10-in. 1/26/1949 St. Louis blues Irving Fields Trio Jazz/dance ensemble session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-0152 10-in. 1/26/1949 Kitty Irving Fields Trio Jazz/dance ensemble, with female-male vocal duet session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-0153 10-in. 1/26/1949 Beautiful eyes Irving Fields Trio Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal group session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-0186 10-in. 2/4/1949 I dreamed I heard an organ play Jane Pickens ; Henri René Female vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Victor D9VB-0187 10-in. 2/4/1949 Be mine Jane Pickens ; Henri René Female vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Victor D9VB-0219 10-in. 3/2/1949 Coca-roca Jose y su orquesta Morand ; Three Beaus and a Peep Mixed vocal quartet, with instrumental quartet session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-0220 10-in. 3/2/1949 Walter Thornton rumba Jose y su orquesta Morand Instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-0229 10-in. 3/1/1949 A wonderful guy Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D9VB-0230 10-in. 3/1/1949 I'm gonna wash that man (right out-a my hair) Henri René ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D9VB-0231 10-in. 3/1/1949 Younger than springtime Bill Lawrence ; Henri René ; Fran Warren Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D9VB-0232 10-in. 3/1/1949 I'll do the same for you Bill Lawrence ; Henri René ; Fran Warren Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D9VB-0280 10-in. 3/11/1949 Texas hop Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-0281 10-in. 3/11/1949 I wish somebody cared enough to cry Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band session supervisor  
Victor D9XB-0984 10-in. 3/23/1949 Alma mía Néstor Chayres ; Henri René Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D9XB-0985 10-in. 3/23/1949 No espero nada de tí Néstor Chayres ; Henri René Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D9XB-0986 10-in. 3/23/1949 Rayito de luna Néstor Chayres ; Henri René Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor D9XB-0987 10-in. 3/23/1949 Campanitas en mi alma Néstor Chayres ; Henri René Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Victor D9VB-1229 10-in. 4/1/1949 Smiles Main Street String Band String band, with vocal ensemble session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-1230 10-in. 4/1/1949 Margie Main Street String Band String band, with vocal ensemble session supervisor  
Victor D9VB-1231 10-in. 4/1/1949 Put on your old grey bonnet Main Street String Band String band, with vocal ensemble session supervisor  
(Results 201-225 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.

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