Les McCann

Les McCann Ltd.
Real name
Leslie Coleman McCann
September 23, 1935
United States
00042918579 13 works
00086263361 9 works
Soul jazz pianist and vocalist and sometime R&B crossover artist


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Managed by Clee J


Covers by Les McCann

Title Performer Release date Originally by
i   1960 Fred Astaire BRD, Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus Bob Lytell REC
i January 1967 Frankie Randall
i 1966 John Steel and Ruth Thomas
1990 Frank Sinatra with Orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle
1997 (unknown), (unknown), The Original Sacred Harp Choir
i 1960 Dizzy Gillespie
i   September 1967 Yves Montand BRD, Cora Vaucaire - Au piano : M. Philippe-Gérard REL
1970 The Miracles
i 1963 The Incredible Jimmy Smith
i September 1967 George J. Gaskin, Knickerbocker Male Quartette
i 1963 The Milt Jackson Quintet
i 1962 Gerry Mulligan Quartet
Big City Les McCann 1964 Unverified
1970 Arthur Collins
i   1960 Eddie Quillan and Arline Judge REC,BRD, Ginger Rogers and Willie Howard PRF
  1961 Eddie Quillan and Arline Judge REC,BRD, Ginger Rogers and Willie Howard PRF
i August 1963 Frank and James McCravy
1961 Sam Lanin's Dance Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Arthur Hall
i 1960 Barney Bigard and Orchestra
i 1997 Les McCann and Eddie Harris
1970 Walter Davis, Ray Charles and His Band
1969 Les McCann
Sampled by Cypress Hill
1975 Les McCann
i Cookin' at the Continental Les McCann 1990 Unverified
1961 Al Lentz's Dance Orchestra
i August 1963 Biddleville Quintette
i 1961 The Modern Jazz Quartet
November 1975 Donny Kees
November 1966 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Herb Jeffries
i 1960 Bob Crosby and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Marion Mann
June 1962 Billie Holiday
i September 1967 Little Anthony and The Imperials
i 1963 Harold Land
i November 1966 Cuarteto Caney
March 1967 Jimmy Castor
i   1960 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Helen Forrest REC, Frances Comstock & Alfred Drake PRF
i 1961 Peter Cookson
i   1966 Julie Andrews, Philippa Bevans REC,REL, Julie Andrews, Philippa Bevans and Cast PRF
1961 The Boardwalk Orchestra (Ben Selvin)
June 1962 Papa Freddie
1975 Muddy Waters and His Guitar
i   1960 Woody Herman and His Orchestra REC, Dick Foran BRD
i 1961 Grace Moore
June 1962 Casey Bill
June 1962 Leroy Carr
i   1962 Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra REC,REL, Fred MacMurray & Dorothy Lamour BRD
i   1961 The Warner Brothers Studio Orchestra BRD, Ethel Waters with Edward Mallory and His Orchestra REC
1978 Billy Joel
i August 1963 (unknown)
i 1963 Count Basie and His Orchestra
1997 Les McCann
i 1961 Gloria Grafton
i   1969 Kathryn Crawford, June Shafer, Ida Pearson and Stella Friend PRF, Waring's Pennsylvanians - Vocal Refrain by The Three Waring Girls REC
  1961 Dick Haymes BRD, Dick Haymes with Orchestra under direction of Victor Young REC
i   1960 Evelyn Herbert PRF, Victor Arden-Phil Ohman and Their Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Male Quartet REC
i November 1966 Jerry Butler
Midnight Special Les McCann Ltd. 1962 Unverified
i   March 1967 Al (He's the King) Hirt REL, [Unknown Studio Artists] BRD
  1988 Fairchild and Carroll and Their Orchestra REL, Mitzi Green PRF
1961 Gene McDaniels - Arranged and conducted by Johnny Mann
2001 James Taylor
i   September 1967 Jan Clayton with The "Show Boat" Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Edwin McArthur REL, Jan Clayton PRF
  1961 John Michael King REL,PRF
i   1960 Ella Logan - Orchestra under direction of Bill Harty REC, Kenny Baker [US1] BRD
i   1963 Eddie Bracken [dubbed by Bing Crosby] BRD, Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra REC,REL
1961 Percy Mayfield
i   November 1966 Manfred Mann [band] REL, Gene Pitney REC
1997 Les McCann
i 1961 Lew Stone and His Band
i March 1967 Gene Ammons and His Sextet
i August 1966 Ike & Tina Turner
Route 66 Les McCann 1964 Unverified
i 1963 Nat Adderley
1972 Stevie Wonder
June 1962 Ma Rainey - Acc. by Her Georgia Jazz Band
i 1963 Nat Adderley
i 1963 Count Basie and His Orchestra
1961 Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Ella Johnson
i 1963 Horace Silver Quintet
i 1963 Sonny Rollins
i 1962 Miles Davis
i   1961 Victor Young and His Concert Orchestra - Ray Turner at the Piano REC,REL, Victor Young and His Orchestra BRD
i November 1966 Marcos Valle
i August 1966 Mieko Hirota
i November 1966 Donovan
1961 Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra
June 1962 Aretha Franklin with The Ray Bryant Combo
June 1962 Tennessee Ten (Original Memphis Five), Anna Meyers and Original Memphis Five
1970 Dick Farney - Orchestrated and conducted by Paul Baron
1970 Os Cariocas REL, João Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes PRF, Stan Getz & João Gilberto featuring Antônio Carlos Jobim
June 1962 T-Bone Walker and His Guitar
i 1960 Eddie Albert & Marcy Westcott
i 1963 Sammy Davis, Jr.
i 1960 John Kirby and His Onyx Club Boys
i March 1967 Herbie Hancock
i August 1963 (unknown)
1997 Louis Armstrong
1972 Marvin Gaye
1997 Sick of It All
August 1960 Henry Thies and His Hotel Sinton Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Don Dewey
  2003 Bing Crosby & Marjorie Reynolds [dubbed by Martha Mears] BRD, Bing Crosby with Ken Darby Singers and John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra REC,REL
June 1962 Ted Fiorito & His Orchestra
i 1960 Ted Fiorito & His Orchestra
1969 Dick Brown with Orchestra & Chorus directed by Sid Bass
1997 Dick Brown with Orchestra & Chorus directed by Sid Bass
1961 Jane Powell and Vic Damone
i 1963 Coleman Hawkins and Orchestra
i 1963 Nat Adderley
i March 1967 The Beatles
2002 Bill Withers
i   1966 Billy Fields REL, David Daniels and Gloria Marlowe PRF
  1962 Jack Albin and His Hotel Pennsylvania Dance Orch. - Vocal Chorus by Bill Coty REC, Adele Astaire & Eddie Foy Jr. PRF
1970 Marek Weber und sein Orchester - Solo: Marcel Wittrisch REL, Richard Tauber REC,PRF, Will Osborne and His Slide Music
i   1962 Marek Weber und sein Orchester - Solo: Marcel Wittrisch REL, Richard Tauber REC,PRF

Sampled songs

Songs written by Les McCann

Original songs



Title Performer Release date Label
Bucket O' Grease Les McCann Ltd. March 1967 Limelight
Butterfly Les McCann 1988 Stone Records
Comment Les McCann 1970 Atlantic
Doldinger Jubilee '75 Passport and Les McCann, Philip Catherine, Johnny Griffin, Buddy Guy, Pete York 1975 Atlantic
Hustle to Survive Les McCann November 1975 Atlantic
Invitation to Openness Les McCann 1972 Atlantic
It's About Time Teddy Edwards with Les McCann Ltd. 1960 Pacific Jazz
Layers Les McCann January 9, 1973 Atlantic
Les Is More Les McCann 1990 Night Records [GB]
Les McCann Limited in San Francisco Les McCann Limited 1961 Pacific Jazz
Les McCann Ltd. Live at Shelly's Manne-Hole Les McCann Ltd. 1966 Limelight
Les McCann Ltd. Plays the Shampoo at the Village Gate Les McCann Ltd. 1963 Pacific Jazz
Les McCann Plays the Hits Les McCann November 1966 Limelight
Les Mc Cann Sings! Les McCann - Orchestra under the direction of Gerald Wilson 1961 Pacific Jazz
Live at Bohemian Caverns - Washington, D.C. Les McCann September 1967 Limelight
Much Les Les McCann 1969 Atlantic
New from the Big City Les McCann Ltd. 1970 World Pacific
On Time Les McCann Ltd. 1962 Pacific Jazz
Pacifique Les McCann & Joja Wendt 1997 Nullviernull
Pretty Lady Les McCann Ltd. 1961 Pacific Jazz
Pump It Up Les McCann 2002 ESC
Second Movement Eddie Harris & Les McCann 1971 Atlantic
Somethin' Special Richard "Groove" Holmes, Les McCann 1962 Pacific Jazz
Soul Hits Les McCann 1963 Pacific Jazz
Stormy Monday Lou Rawls and Les McCann Ltd. June 1962 Capitol Records
Swiss Movement Les McCann and Eddie Harris 1969 Atlantic
Talk to the People Les McCann 1972 Atlantic
The Gospel Truth Les McCann Ltd. August 1963 Pacific Jazz
The Man Les McCann 1978 A&M Records
"The Shout" Les McCann Ltd. 1960 Pacific Jazz
The Truth Les McCann, Ltd. 1960 Pacific Jazz

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