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 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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