Lee Gillette

Real Name:
Leland James Gillette
Profile:
Producer, born Oct 30, 1912 in Indianapolis, IN - died Aug 20, 1981 in California

Article on page 3 of the 3 Apr 1965 edition of Billboard magazine:

"Capitol's Gillette To Take Leave

HOLLYWOOD - Producer Lee Gillette, after 20 years with Capitol, departs the company April 1 on a four-month leave of absence.

Gillette is currently completing a Don Scarletta jazz LP, a Freddie Martin package and three Nat Cole albums. Capitol has 178 unreleased Cole masters which Gillette is screening for the three tribute packages. He just produced Tennessee Ernie Ford's new single version of "16 Tons," a previous hit on Capitol.

The veteran producer has over two dozen gold records to his credit and has recorded such artists as Peggy Lee, Tex Williams, Cole, Stan Kenton, Ford, Ray Anthony, Tex Ritter, Frank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle, Merle Travis, Hank Thompson, Guy Lombardo, Jimmy Wakely, Margaret Whiting, Freddie Martin, Pee Wee Hunt and Dean Martin.

When Gillette joined Capitol's a&r department in 1944 the company was only two years old. Before Capitol he worked in radio at WAAF and WJJD, Chicago."
Variations:

Writing & Arrangement

1484 Lee Gillette - Bye, Bye Blues / Tom's Theme album art Joe "Fingers" Carr And The Carr-Hops Tom's Theme Joe "Fingers" Carr And The Carr-Hops - Bye, Bye Blues / Tom's Theme Capitol Records 1484 US 1951 Sell This Version
5644 Lee Gillette - I Wish, I Wish / Tom's Tune album art Georgia Gibbs Tom's Tune Georgia Gibbs - I Wish, I Wish / Tom's Tune Mercury 5644 US 1951 Sell This Version
20-4150 Lee Gillette - Tom's Tune / These Things I Offer You album art The Three Suns , Vocal Refrain By The Sun Spots Tom's Tune The Three Suns , Vocal Refrain By The Sun Spots - Tom's Tune / These Things I Offer You(Shellac, 10", Hol) RCA Victor 20-4150 US 1951 Sell This Version
F2742 Lee Gillette - One Stop / Big Dave Special album art Big Dave And His Orchestra One Stop Big Dave And His Orchestra - One Stop / Big Dave Special Capitol Records F2742 US 1954 Sell This Version
EAP 1-538 Lee Gillette - Hey  Bellboy album art Gloria Wood With Pete Candoli Oh, Honey Gloria Wood With Pete Candoli - Hey Bellboy (EP) Capitol Records EAP 1-538 France 1955 Sell This Version
T 915, T-915 Lee Gillette - Sea Of Dreams album art Nelson Riddle Easter Isle Nelson Riddle - Sea Of Dreams (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 915, T-915 US 1958 Sell This Version
T 1571, T-1571 Lee Gillette - Love Tide album art Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra Love Tide Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra - Love Tide (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 1571, T-1571 US 1961 Sell This Version
ST 1932, ST-1932 Lee Gillette - Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer album art Nat King Cole On A Bicycle Built For Two Nat King Cole - Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 1932, ST-1932 US 1963 Sell This Version
7243 8 53412 2 9 Lee Gillette - Bottoms Up! album art Various Oh, Honey (as L. Gillette) Various - Bottoms Up! (Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 7243 8 53412 2 9 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
R114-16 Lee Gillette - Soulful Christmas album art Various O Come All Ye Faithful (as Gillette) Various - Soulful Christmas(2xCD, Comp) Time Life Music R114-16 US 1999 Sell This Version
ML07 Lee Gillette - Bubbleland album art Mister Laurence Mister Laurence - Bubbleland(CD, Album) FarFetched Records ML07 US 2002 Sell This Version
VTDCD 763, 09946 3 41282 2 3 Lee Gillette - Hello Children Everywhere album art Various Carbon The Copycat (as Gillette) Various - Hello Children Everywhere(3xCD, Comp) Virgin, Virgin VTDCD 763, 09946 3 41282 2 3 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
CAS-3103, 32051 Lee Gillette - Carbon, The Copy Cat / Mr. Buzzard album art Tex Ritter Carbon, The Copy Cat Tex Ritter - Carbon, The Copy Cat / Mr. Buzzard (Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records CAS-3103, 32051 US Unknown Sell This Version
2625 Lee Gillette - Oh, Honey / By The Waters Of Minnetonka album art Gloria Wood Oh, Honey Gloria Wood - Oh, Honey / By The Waters Of Minnetonka(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 2625 US Unknown Sell This Version
C 80167 Lee Gillette - Ivory Rag / Tom's Tune album art Joe "Fingers" Carr And The Carr-Hops Joe "Fingers" Carr And The Carr-Hops - Ivory Rag / Tom's Tune Capitol Records C 80167 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Production

40065 Lee Gillette - Humpty Dumpty Heart / Today album art Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys - Humpty Dumpty Heart / Today(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 40065 US 1947 Sell This Version
40117 Lee Gillette - A Dollar Down / Ridin' Down The Canyon album art Andy Parker (10) And The Plainsmen (2) Ridin' Down The Canyon Andy Parker (10) And The Plainsmen (2) - A Dollar Down / Ridin' Down The Canyon(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 40117 US 1948 Sell This Version
15159 Lee Gillette - Don't Be So Mean To Baby / Just A Shade On The Blue Side album art Peggy Lee Peggy Lee - Don't Be So Mean To Baby / Just A Shade On The Blue Side(Shellac, 10", Mono) Capitol Records 15159 US 1948 Sell This Version
F3213 Lee Gillette - Pete Kelly's Blues album art June Christy June Christy - Pete Kelly's Blues(7") Capitol Records F3213 US 1955 Sell This Version
EBF 1-689, EBF 2-689 Lee Gillette - The Piano Style Of Nat 'King' Cole album art Nat 'King' Cole* Nat 'King' Cole* - The Piano Style Of Nat 'King' Cole (Album, EP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records EBF 1-689, EBF 2-689 US 1956 Sell This Version
EAP 2-1031, EAP2-1031 Lee Gillette - Cole Español album art Nat "King" Cole* Nat "King" Cole* - Cole Español(7", EP, Mono, Par) Capitol Records, Capitol Records EAP 2-1031, EAP2-1031 UK 1958 Sell This Version
F4107 Lee Gillette - Sleepin' At The Foot Of The Bed / Glad Rags album art Tennessee Ernie Ford Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sleepin' At The Foot Of The Bed / Glad Rags(7", Promo, Los) Capitol Records F4107 US 1958 Sell This Version
T-1068, T1068 Lee Gillette - The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton album art Stan Kenton Stan Kenton - The Ballad Style Of Stan Kenton (Album) Capitol Records T-1068, T1068 US 1958 Sell This Version
EAP-1-1120, EAP1 1120 Lee Gillette - Welcome To The Club album art Nat "King" Cole* Nat "King" Cole* - Welcome To The Club (EP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records EAP-1-1120, EAP1 1120 Netherlands 1958 Sell This Version
ST-1087, ST1087 Lee Gillette - I'm Shooting High album art Ann Richards Ann Richards - I'm Shooting High (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST-1087, ST1087 Canada 1958 Sell This Version