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Les Brown and the Band of Renown brought Doris Day into prominence with their recording of “Sentimental Journey” in 1945. The release of “Sentimental Journey” coincided with the end of WWII in Europe and was the homecoming theme for many veterans. They had nine other number-one hit songs, including “I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.”

Les Brown and the Band of Renown performed with Bob Hope on radio, stage and TV for almost fifty years. They did 18 USO Tours for American troops around the world, and entertained over three million. Before the Super Bowls were televised, the Bob Hope Christmas Specials were the highest-rated programs in television history. Tony Bennett was “discovered” by Bob Hope and did his first public performance with Les and the Band.

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Discography

Les Brown's in Town

Les Brown's in Town

Unknown label
2007

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Mike's Peak

Mike's Peak

Group 7 Music
2006

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Session #55

Jake Records
2001

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The Jazz Masters -...

Intakt Records
1996

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Giants of the Big...

Intakt Records
1993

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The Les Brown Story

Intakt Records
1989

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