Leon Carr (June 10, 1910 – March 27, 1976) was an American songwriter, composer, arranger, pianist and conductor, best known for his marketing jingles used in advertisements for Mounds candy ("Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut...") and Chevrolet ("See the U.S.A. In Your Chevrolet"), and the "Bert the Turtle" theme song for the nuclear public education awareness film Duck and Cover.
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Birth and Death Data: Born June 10, 1910 (Allentown), Died March 27, 1976 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger, songwriter
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-054672||10-in.||8/1/1940||Off the record||Bob Chester Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-068813||10-in.||12/26/1941||Your socks don't match||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||E0VB-5821||10-in.||10/20/1950||Cranberry kisses and strawberry hugs||Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders||Female vocal solo, with string band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-0896||10-in.||5/22/1947||Take a little off the top||Count Basie ; Count Basie Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with vocal group, comic dialogue and jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||D7VB-2818||10-in.||12/17/1947||A man could be a wonderful thing||Marcy Lutes ; Ray McKinley ; Ray McKinley Orchestra||Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||D7VB-3072||10-in.||12/29/1947||A man could be a wonderful thing||Hall Sisters||Female vocal trio, with jazz septet||composer|
|Decca||DLA 1014||10-in.||11/5/1937||Frisco fog-3||Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra||arranger|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carr, Leon," accessed June 4, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/307332.
Carr, Leon. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 4, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/307332.
"Carr, Leon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 4 June 2023.
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LCNAR: Carr, Leon - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n94092092
Wikidata: Leon Carr - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q6524564
MusicBrainz: Leon Carr - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/4e76c252-0d39-41ee-8919-384c72b478e7
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