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Charlie Kunz

Charlie Kunz
Aliases
Casani Club Orchestra
Casani Club Orchestra - Directed by Charlie Kunz
Charlie Kunz and His Ballroom Orchestra
Mr. Charlie Kunz
Real name
Charles Leonard Kunz
Born
August 18, 1896
Died
March 16, 1958
Country
United Kingdom
Comments
American-born British jazz bandleader and pianist, who reached the height of his career in England. He came to England in 1922 as a pianist in a small dance band and became the highest-paid pianist in the world. He was particularly popular during the British dance band era. He made hundreds of records and was top of the bill at music halls throughout the British Isles.

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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
1937 (2 artists)

Covers by Charlie Kunz

Title Performer Release date Originally by
i 1949 Five Bars, Monte Rey with Orchestra directed by Philip Green
i 1940 Hiram Sherman, Frances Mercer, Hollace Shaw, Ralph Stuart, Aileen Stanley
i September 1941 Spanish Dance Orchestra, Earl Hart, Joe Loss and His Orchestra
i 1958 Nora Bayes, Mr. Macdonough, Harry Champion, (unknown)
i April 1950 (unknown), Rudy Vallée and His Connecticut Yankees
i October 1955 Les Baxter His Chorus and Orchestra, (unknown), Denise Lor
1934 Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians - Vocal Chorus by Carmen Lombardo
i October 1955 Ruby Murray with Ray Martin & His Orchestra, Joe Valino - Gene Kutch Orchestra, David Whitfield
i March 1955 Dickie Valentine with The Stargazers, Dickie Valentine with Johnny Douglas and His Orchestra, Vaughn Monroe with Orchestra
i 1953 Mary Ellis and Trefor Jones, (unknown performer), Muriel Barron and Olive Gilbert
i March 1955 Harmony Brothers, Pierre Dudan avec Michel Legrand et son orchestre, The Ames Brothers with Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra
1935 (unknown)
i 1956 Beatrice Morris, Ella Retford, George Lashwood, Florrie Forde
i 1939 Henry King and His Orchestra, Deanna Durbin, Sidney Bechet and His Orchestra
I'll Be Seeing You Charlie Kunz 1944 Unverified
i 1940 New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, Jay Wilbur and His Band (Vocal Chorus by Sam Browne), (unknown)
1936 Ambrose and His Orchestra
1935 Little Jack Little and His Orchestra
i 1958 (unknown), Florrie Forde, (unknown)
i November 1949 (unknown), Tally-Ho!, Waltham Abbey Choir
i November 1949 Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber, (unknown), (unknown)
i 1958 (unknown), (unknown), Sidney Torch and His Orchestra, Jack Pleasants, Fred Douglas
1936 The California Ramblers - Vocal Refrain by Eddy Lloyd
i 1958 Leslie James [GB], Al Jolson, (unknown), (unknown)
i 1944 Gene Kelly & Rita Hayworth [dubbed by Martha Mears], Tamara
September 1935 "Fats" Waller and His Rhythm
i 1942 Rudy Vallée and His Connecticut Yankees - Vocal Refrain by Rudy Vallée
Music! Music! Music! Charlie Kunz April 1950 Unverified
i April 1950 Etienne Paree featuring Eddie "Piano" Miller, (unknown)
1958 Sam Stern
i 1942 Kate Smith - Orchestra under direction of Jack Miller
1937 Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians - Vocal Refrain by Carmen Lombardo & Trio, Fred Astaire with Johnny Green and His Orchestra - Vocal by Fred Astaire
i 1935 Dick Powell, (unknown), Eddie Cantor
i 1935 (unknown), (unknown)
1937 Fred Astaire, Fred Astaire with Johnny Green and His Orchestra, Fred Astaire with Johnny Green and His Orchestra - Vocal and Tap Dancing Fred Astaire
i 1958 (unknown), Richard Bold and Rosalind Fuller, Kate Carney, Al Jolson
1934 R. A. Dvorský a jeho Melody Boys, (unknown)
i November 1949 Nat "King" Cole [Trio], (unknown), Harry Reser and His Orchestra
i November 1949 Edison Male Quartette, (unknown), Ensemble [Babes in Toyland]
i November 1948 George Paxton and His Orchestra - Vocal by Dick Merrick, Smiley Wilson with The Crossroads Gang, Mayflower Serenaders - Vocal Chorus, W. Neff
September 1935 Lew Stone and His Band
1934 Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians - Vocal Chorus by Carmen Lombardo
i 1937 Carl Ravell (The Singing Maestro) and His Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey and His Clambake Seven - Vocal Refrain by Edythe Wright, Virginia Verrill
i November 1948 Russ Morgan and His Orchestra, Prince's Band, (unknown)
i 1937 Audrey Maple & Melville Stewart, (unknown)
1935 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Johnny Hauser
i 1953 Vanessa Lee, Edgar Elmes, Lizbeth Webb
i 1944 Sonny Dunham and His Orchestra, Frank Sinatra
i 1949 (unknown), Evelyn Knight - With Orchestra directed by Mannie Klein
i 1958 J. W. Myers, (unknown), Nora Bayes

Releases

Albums

EPs

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
By a Waterfall Casani Club Band directed by Charlie Kunz 1934 Sterno
Charlie Kunz Christmas Medley, No. 2 Charlie Kunz November 1949 Decca
Charlie Kunz Christmas Medley, Part 1 Charlie Kunz November 1949 Decca
Charlie Kunz Piano Medley No. 113 (Ivor Novello Melodies) Charlie Kunz 1953 Decca
Charlie Kunz Piano Medley No. 116 Charlie Kunz March 1955 Decca
Charlie Kunz Piano Medley No. 118 Charlie Kunz October 1955 Decca
Charlie Kunz Piano Medley, No. D. 27 Charlie Kunz 1939 Decca
Charlie Kunz Piano Medley No. D. 42 Charlie Kunz 1940 Decca
Charlie Kunz Piano Medley No. D. 47 Charlie Kunz September 1941 Decca
Charlie Kunz Piano Medley, No. D. 75 Charlie Kunz 1944 Decca
Charlie Kunz Piano Medley No. D. 87 Charlie Kunz November 1948 Decca
Charlie Kunz Piano Medley, No. D. 88 Charlie Kunz 1949 Decca
Charlie Kunz Piano Medley No. D. 9 Charlie Kunz 1937 Decca
Charlie Kunz Piano Medley No. D. 96 Charlie Kunz April 1950 Decca
Charlie Kunz Piano Medley No. R. 3 Charlie Kunz 1935 Rex [GB]
I Believe in Miracles Casani Club Orchestra (Directed by Charlie Kunz) 1935 Rex [GB]
I Breathe on Windows - The Memory of a Tiny Shoe Casani Club Orchestra - Billy Cotton and His Band 1937 Regal Zonophone
I'm in a Dancing Mood Casani Club Orchestra (Directed by Charlie Kunz) 1936 Rex [GB]
I'm in the Mood for Love Casani Club Orchestra 1935 Rex [GB]
It Was a Tango Casani Club Band directed by Charlie Kunz 1934 Sterno
Life Begins When You're in Love Casani Club Orchestra 1936 Imperial [DE]
Life Begins When You're in Love Casani Club Orchestra 1936 Rex [GB]
Miss You Charlie Kunz and His Ballroom Orchestra 1942 Decca
Red Sails in the Sunset Casani Club Orchestra (Directed by Charlie Kunz) September 1935 Rex [GB]
"Swing Time" - Film Selection Part 1 Casani Club Orchestra (Directed by Charlie Kunz) 1937 Rex [GB]
Thanks a Million Casani Club Orchestra 1935 Cristal