Grégor Kelekian was an Armenian dancer and singer who lead a Jazz band in Paris in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He is remembered as an eccentric dresser who was frequently seen around Paris with his two large Afghan hounds. In 1930 he and his band the Grégoriens toured South America and recording four songs with singer Carlos Gardel in Argentinia in 1931.

Thanks to Yves Francois for his help with the recordings on this page.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Daisy 5-4-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-1008
Desormais 3-22-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-961
Doin' the Racoon
(J. Fred Coots / Raymond Klages)
5-1929 Paris, France Edison Bell Radio
F414
Every Day's A Lucky Day 5-4-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-1007
Fantaisie Gregorienne 5-4-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-1009
Fantaisie Sur "Ay, Ay, Ay"
(part 1)

(Freire / Gregor)
5-23-1929 Paris, France Edison Bell Radio
F226
Fantaisie Sur "Ay, Ay, Ay"
(part 2)

(Freire / Gregor)
5-23-1929 Paris, France Edison Bell Radio
F226
Fit As A Fiddle 5-4-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-1004
Fleur d'Amour 5-23-1929 Paris, France Edison Bell Radio
FS866
Fleur De Cuba 1931 Paris or Buenosaires Odeon
250274
Free As The Air 1932 Paris, France Polydor
522306
Free As The Air 3-22-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-961
Just A Little Home For Old Folk 5-4-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-1009
Honolulu 5-23-1929 Paris, France Edison Bell Radio
F227
I'm Bringing A Red, Red, Rose 5-23-1929 Paris, France Edison Bell Radio
unissued
J'ai Laisse Mon Coeur 3-22-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-962
Je Chant Sous La Pluie
(Singin' In The Rain)

(Arthur Freed / Macio Herb Brown)
5-1930 Paris, France Columbia DF 48
L'amour ca n'a l'air de rien 5-1929 Paris, France Edison Bell Radio
F414
Le Jours Heureux Sont Revenus
( Happy Days Are Here Again)

(Jack Yellen / Milton Ager)
5-1930 Paris, France Columbia DF 47
Making Whoopee
(Gus Kahn / Walter Donaldson)
5-23-1929 Paris, France Edison Bell Radio
unissued
Me And The Man In The Moon
(Edgar Leslie / James Monaco)
5-1929 Paris, France Edison Bell Radio
F414
My Favorite Band 5-4-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-1006
Music Hath Charms 5-4-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-1006
My Mother´s Eyes
(Gilbert / Baer)
5-23-1929 Paris, France Edison Bell Radio
F165
Parle-Moi D'autre Chose 3-22-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-962
Pouet-Pouet 5-23-1929 Paris, France Edison Bell Radio
F227
Put On Your Old Grey Bonnett 3-22-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-960
Rugissement Du Tigre
(Tiger Rag)

(Nick LaRocca)
5-1930 Paris, France Columbia DF 48
Sally Of My Dreams 5-23-1929 Paris, France Edison Bell Radio
F225
Sonny Boy
(Ray Henderson / Al Jolson / Buddy DeSylva / Lew Brown)
5-23-1929 Paris, France Edison Bell Radio
unissued
Sweetness 5-4-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-1004
There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
(Jolson / Rose / Dreyer )
5-23-1929 Paris, France Edison Bell Radio
F165
Tu Sais 5-1930 Paris, France Columbia DF 47
Up's A Daisy 5-23-1929 Paris, France Edison Bell Radio
unissued
Vladivostock 5-4-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-1008
Weezy Anna (Vas-y Anna!) 5-4-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-1007
Whispering 3-22-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-960
Yo Te Dire 1931 Paris or Buenosaires Odeon
250274
You've Got Me 5-4-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-1004
Young And Healthy 5-4-1933 Paris, France Ultraphone
AP-1005
Artist Instrument
Ray Allen Drums
Leo Vauchant-Arnaud? Trombone
Edmund Cohanier Alto Saxophone, Clarinet
Alix Combelle Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet
Michel Emer? Piano
Roger Fisbach Alto Saxophone, Clarinet
Gregor Kelekian Leader, Vocals
Charles "Coco" Kiehn Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet
Gaston Lapeyronnie Trumpet
Charles Lisee Alto Saxophone, Clarinet
Lucien Moraweck Piano
Edmund Masse Banjo, Guitar
Stephane Mougin? Piano
Guy Paquinet? Trombone
Andre Pico Trumpet
Sylvio Schmidt Violin
Raymond Van Der Notte Bass Brass
Michel Warlop Violin