Leon René

Jimmie Thomas
Jimmy Thomas [US2]
Real name
Leon T. René
February 6, 1902
May 30, 1982
United States
00025748573 2 works
00025748965 16 works
00030541428 6 works
00030541624 2 works
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Leon René was a Los Angeles based songwriter and record label owner. René's labels included Ammor, Make Believe Ballroom, Exclusive, Exelsior and Class.
Otis René Brother
Googie René Son
Related labels
Exclusive [US]   founder of


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Songs written by Leon René

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Boogie Woogie Santa Claus Leon René Mabel Scott November 1948 Covered by (33 artists)
Chapel in the Valley Leon René, Johnny Lange, Lew Porter Roy Rogers August 29, 1940 Covered by (6 artists)
Convicted Leon René Oscar McLollie and His "Honeyjumpers" October 1955 Covered by (2 artists)
Dig That Crazy Santa Claus Leon René, Googie René, Albert Johnston Oscar McLollie and His "Honey Jumpers" November 1954 Covered by (7 artists)
Don't Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch Leon René The 5 Jones Boys December 1936 Covered by Victor Silvester and His Ballroom Orchestra
Gee Whiz Leon René, Googie René Bob & Earl June 1958 Covered by (3 artists)
Gloria Leon René Bob Hayward with Buddy Baker and His Orchestra May 1946 Covered by (29 artists)
Hey Girl - Hey Boy Leon René, Oscar McLollie Oscar McLollie and Jeanette Baker May 1958 Covered by (9 artists)
I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City Leon René, Johnny Lange Johnny Mercer with Freddie Slack and His Orchestra July 31, 1942 Covered by (11 artists)
I Sold My Heart to the Junk Man Leon René, Otis René The Basin Street Boys 1946 Covered by (20 artists)
Mama Don't Like Leon René, Oscar McLollie Oscar McLollie and The Honey Jumper April 1954 Covered by De Gigantjes
My Gal Mezzanine Leon René, Otis René, Ben Ellison Cleo Brown April 4, 1936 Covered by (2 artists)
Rockin' Robin Leon René Bobby Day June 1958 Covered by (97 artists)
Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat Leon René, Otis René, Emerson Scott Four Tones and Eddie Beal Trio 1941 Covered by (33 artists)
That's My Home Leon René, Otis René, Ben Ellison Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra December 8, 1932 Covered by (51 artists)
The Bluebird, the Buzzard and the Oriole Leon René Bobby Day November 26, 1958 Covered by Col Joye and The Joy Boys
The Honey Jump Leon René, Googie René Oscar McLollie and His Orchestra February 1953 Covered by (5 artists)
When It's Sleepy Time Down South Clarence Muse, Leon René, Otis René Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra April 20, 1931 Covered by (276 artists)
When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano Leon René Ceelle Burke and Rhythmettes REC, Ink Spots REL April 1940 Covered by (43 artists)