Leon Carr

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 10th, 1910 (Allentown), Died March 27th, 1976 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, composer


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  
Decca DLA 1014 10-in. 11/5/1937 Frisco fog-3 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra arranger  


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Carr, Leon. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 13, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/307332.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/307332


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