Lester Braun

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-068201 10-in. 10/29/1941 Will you wait for me, little darlin'? Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-068202 10-in. 10/29/1941 I'll be in the Army for a stretch Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-068203 10-in. 10/29/1941 Where are you now? Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-068204 10-in. 10/29/1941 She taught me to yodel Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo and yodeling, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-072623 10-in. 3/19/1942 Buddy boy Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-073359 10-in. 3/4/1942 I betcha my heart I love you Zeke Manners and his Gang Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-073360 10-in. 3/4/1942 The fightin' son-of-a-gun Zeke Manners and his Gang Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-073361 10-in. 3/4/1942 When the blue moon turns to gold again Zeke Manners and his Gang Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-073362 10-in. 3/4/1942 That's why I waited so long Zeke Manners and his Gang Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-073624 10-in. 3/19/1942 I hung my head and cried Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-073625 10-in. 3/19/1942 There's a star spangled banner waving somewhere Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-073626 10-in. 3/19/1942 When the roses bloom again Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-073627 10-in. 3/20/1942 (Darling, what I've thru) You'll never know Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-073628 10-in. 3/20/1942 (The moon and the water and) Miz O'Reilly's daughter Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-073629 10-in. 3/20/1942 When this war is over (The volunteer's farewell) Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor BS-073630 10-in. 3/20/1942 Sweet baby (Come back where you belong) Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-75 10-in. 2/6/1945 Soldier's last letter Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-76 10-in. 2/6/1945 Goodbye, may God take care of you Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-77 10-in. 2/6/1945 Dreamy Rio Grande Boyd Heath Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-78 10-in. 2/6/1945 Smoke on the water Boyd Heath Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-3092 10-in. 1/13/1950 No! No! Don't ring those bells (I don't wanna get married!) Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-3093 10-in. 1/13/1950 Give a little, take a little Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-3094 10-in. 1/13/1950 Unfaithful one Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-3095 10-in. 1/13/1950 The little shirt my mother made for me Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-3833 10-in. 3/2/1950 Green as grass Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-3834 10-in. 3/2/1950 Choc'late ice cream cone Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-3835 10-in. 3/2/1950 My dolly has a broken heart Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-3836 10-in. 3/2/1950 I wanna sit Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-3841 10-in. 3/3/1950 Rubber knuckle Sam Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-3842 10-in. 3/3/1950 Memories of wedding bells Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-3843 10-in. 3/3/1950 Jaw, jaw, yap, yap, yap! Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-3844 10-in. 3/3/1950 It hurts me to see you with somebody else Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4220 10-in. 4/19/1950 One kind word Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4221 10-in. 4/19/1950 Yesterday's kisses (are tear-drops today) Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4222 10-in. 4/19/1950 Don't you angel me (you little devil) Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4228 10-in. 4/21/1950 Take it easy blues Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4229 10-in. 4/21/1950 My heart's closed for repairs Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4230 10-in. 4/21/1950 My wife is on a diet Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4267 10-in. 4/26/1950 A prison without walls Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4268 10-in. 4/26/1950 Cuddle buggin' baby Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4269 10-in. 4/26/1950 Enclosed, one broken heart Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4270 10-in. 4/27/1950 Tie me to your apron strings again Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4285 10-in. 4/27/1950 A million miles from your heart Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4358 10-in. 5/9/1950 The last straw Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4359 10-in. 5/9/1950 The stars and stripes forever Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4600 10-in. 5/15/1950 Let's go back to the Bible Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4601 10-in. 5/15/1950 She'll be there (what a friend we have in mother) Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4603 10-in. 5/15/1950 When that love bug bites you (he'll keep gnawin' gnawin' gnawin') Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4608 10-in. 5/15/1950 I've got five dollars and it's Saturday night '49ers [Jesse Rogers] ; Jesse Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4609 10-in. 5/15/1950 Great big needle '49ers [Jesse Rogers] ; Jesse Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4610 10-in. 5/15/1950 I can fool the world (but cannot fool my heart) '49ers [Jesse Rogers] ; Jesse Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4632 10-in. 5/18/1950 Ashes of roses Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Female-male vocal duet, with narration and string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4633 10-in. 5/18/1950 Cotton candy and a toy balloon Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Female-male vocal duet, with string band and sound effects instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4636 10-in. 5/19/1950 Just a woman's smile Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4637 10-in. 5/19/1950 Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4638 10-in. 5/19/1950 Apple, cherry, mince and choc'late cream Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4639 10-in. 5/19/1950 Jolly old St. Nicholas Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4652 10-in. 5/22/1950 Three kisses Eddie Marshall ; Trail Dusters Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4653 10-in. 5/22/1950 The tom cat blues Eddie Marshall ; Trail Dusters Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4654 10-in. 5/22/1950 I could lose these blues (if you bring my baby back) Eddie Marshall ; Trail Dusters Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4655 10-in. 5/22/1950 Buddy stay off of that wine Eddie Marshall ; Trail Dusters Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4791 10-in. 6/13/1950 Slippin' around with Jole Blon '49ers [Jesse Rogers] ; Jesse Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-4792 10-in. 6/13/1950 Finders keepers, losers weepers '49ers [Jesse Rogers] ; Jesse Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-137 10-in. 3/14/1945 You'll never be blue in a blue uniform Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-138 10-in. 3/14/1945 Rodger Young Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-139 10-in. 3/14/1945 Talk to the boss in the sky Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-140 10-in. 3/14/1945 Last page of Mein Kampf Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-5252 10-in. 8/15/1950 I'll find you Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-5253 10-in. 8/15/1950 (Remember me) I'm the one who loves you Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-275 10-in. 5/18/1945 Darling, what more can I do? Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-277 10-in. 5/18/1945 Wailee, sweet Wailee Boyd Heath Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-5278 10-in. 8/15/1950 The red we want is the red we've got (in the old red white and blue) Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-5684 10-in. 9/27/1950 Tomorrow you'll be married Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male-female vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-5685 10-in. 9/27/1950 A little bit blue Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male-female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-5686 10-in. 9/27/1950 You missed your chance last night (my darling) Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male-female vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-5687 10-in. 9/27/1950 Mockin' bird hill Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male-female vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-5704 10-in. 10/3/1950 The K P blues Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-5771 10-in. 10/11/1950 I don't want no more of army life (gee, mom I want to go home) Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-5772 10-in. 10/11/1950 If you've got the money, I've got the time Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E0VB-5773 10-in. 10/11/1950 You can't do nothin' with a woman Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E1VB-1702 10" 4/2/1951 Deadly weapon Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E1VB-1703 10" 4/2/1951 Wildcat baby Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E1VB-1704 10" 4/2/1951 Bite your tongue and say you're sorry Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E1VB-1705 10" 4/2/1951 Why don't you marry the girl Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D4AB-0438 10-in. 11/22/1944 Weep no more, my darlin' Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D4AB-0491 10-in. 12/20/1944 Them good old times are comin' back again Buchanan Brothers Male vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D4AB-0492 10-in. 12/20/1944 Mama, I'm sick Buchanan Brothers Male vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D4AB-0493 10-in. 12/20/1944 I got worries Buchanan Brothers Male vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D4AB-0494 10-in. 12/20/1944 Blow, Forty-seven, blow! Buchanan Brothers Male vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-0276 10-in. 5/18/1945 Don't weep, don't mourn, don't worry Elton Britt ; Sam Persoff Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-0418 10-in. 6/19/1945 The bottom fell out of the sky Buchanan Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-0419 10-in. 6/19/1945 Colin Kelly, will you tell the boys up yonder Buchanan Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-0420 10-in. 6/19/1945 Troubles in my heart Buchanan Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-0421 10-in. 6/19/1945 Hurry Johnny, hurry Buchanan Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-0652 10-in. 10/1/1945 Would you cry Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-0653 10-in. 10/1/1945 I'm all that's left of that old quartette Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with male vocal trio and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-0654 10-in. 10/1/1945 Blueberry Lane Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with male vocal trio and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-0655 10-in. 10/1/1945 Blue Texas moonlight Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5VB-0682 10-in. 10/15/1945 Wave to me, my lady Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5VB-0683 10-in. 10/15/1945 Candlelight and roses (Billy Hill's last song) Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-0684 10-in. 10/15/1945 Ridin' with my gal Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D9VB-1240 10-in. 4/5/1949 C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D5AB-278D5AB-277 10-in. 5/18/1945 Swaller-tail coat Boyd Heath Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, string bass  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Braun, Lester," accessed December 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353429.

Braun, Lester. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/353429.

"Braun, Lester." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 December 2021.

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