Gene Lees

Real Name:
Frederick Eugene John Lees
Profile:
Gene Lees (Born: Hamilton, Ontario, February 8, 1928 - Died: Ojai, California, April 22, 2010) was a Canadian writer, lyricist, singer, composer, radio & television broadcaster. He was an editor at Down Beat magazine and later at Stereo Review and High Fidelity.

His lyrics for Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Corcovado" (released as "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars"), have been recorded by such singers as Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Queen Latifah, and Diana Krall.
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Albums

KAN 2, LM 117 Gene Lees - Bridges: Gene Lees Sings The Gene Lees Song Book album art Gene Lees Bridges: Gene Lees Sings The Gene Lees Song Book(LP, Album) Kanata, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation KAN 2, LM 117 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
CRS 6832 Gene Lees - Leaves On The Water album art Gene Lees & Roger Kellaway Gene Lees & Roger Kellaway - Leaves On The Water(LP) Choice (7) CRS 6832 US 1985 Sell This Version
ST-269 Gene Lees - Sings The Gene Lees Songbook: Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars  album art Gene Lees Sings The Gene Lees Songbook: Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (LP) Stash Records ST-269 US 1987 Sell This Version
JP1 Gene Lees - Gene Lees Sings Gene Lees album art Gene Lees Gene Lees Sings Gene Lees(CD, Album, Promo) Jazz Portraits (2) JP1 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
none Gene Lees - Yesterday I Heard The Rain album art Gene Lees Yesterday I Heard The Rain(CD, Album) Jazzletter Records none US 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

KAN 1003 Gene Lees - I Always Come Back / Foot Prints album art Gene Lees I Always Come Back / Foot Prints(7", Single) Kanata KAN 1003 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
KAN 1006 Gene Lees - Retour album art Gene Lees Retour(7", Single) Kanata KAN 1006 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
KAN 1007 Gene Lees - It's Christmas / Christmas Eve With You album art Gene Lees It's Christmas / Christmas Eve With You(7", Single) Kanata KAN 1007 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
LM-98 Gene Lees Someone To Light Up My Life / I Always Come Back / Yesterday I Heard The Rain / All We Have Is Now(7", EP) CBC Radio Canada LM-98 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
LM-98 (EP 2) Gene Lees - Bridges album art Gene Lees Bridges(7", EP) CBC Radio Canada LM-98 (EP 2) Canada Unknown Sell This Version