Henri Rene And His Orchestra


Henri Rene (December 29, 1906 - April 25, 1993, b. Harold M. Kirchstein) had a multifaceted career as a musician, orchestra leader, recording artist, composer, and arranger. He wrote music for several popular TV series and produced for RCA Victor.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Tap The Barrel Dry (1943)
  • Toolie-Oolie-Doolie (The Yodel Polka) (1948)
  • And So To Sleep Again (1951)
  • Gimme A Little Kiss, Will Ya Huh? (1951)
  • I'm In Love Again (1951)
  • The Velvet Glove (1953)
  • The Happy Wanderer (Val-De-Ri, Val-De-Ra) (1954)
  • Love Me Tender (1956)

Pop charts debut year: 1940

Years active: ca. 1940s - 1950s

Genres: Jazz, easy listening, traditional pop, classical

Labels: RCA Victor, Imperial


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