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Leon René

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Leon René


Leon René (6 February 1902, Covington, La. – 30 May 1982, Los Angeles) was an American music composer of R&B and rock and roll songs and a record producer in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

During the 1940s, with his brother and songwriting partner, Otis René, Leon René established and ran the independent rhythm and blues labels Exclusive Records and Excelsior Records.

He is best known for his hit song When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano.

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