Jules Leonard "Buddy" Kaye (January 3, 1918 New York City - November 21, 2002 Rancho Mirage, California) was an American songwriter, musician, producer, author and publisher. His songs were recorded by top performers, including Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard and Dusty Springfield. He scored number 1 hits on the Billboard charts in 1945 with "Till The End Of Time", recorded by Perry Como, and in 1949 with "'A' You're Adorable (The Alphabet Song)", recorded by Como and the Fontaine Sisters. Among his most recognizable tunes in pop culture is the co-written theme song to the television series I Dream of Jeannie. In 1975, he won a Grammy Award for best children's album for his production of The Little Prince, read by Richard Burton.
Kaye completed the book and lyrics to When Garbo Talks!, his final work, in 2002. The musical had its world premiere at International City Theatre, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, on October 15, 2010.
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Birth and Death Data: Born January 3, 1918 (New York City), Died November 21, 2002 (Rancho Mirage)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||PBS-049982||10-in.||8/6/1940||Dinner for the duchess||Wingy Manone Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-054691||10-in.||8/7/1940||Shades of twilight||Terry Allen ; Bluebird Orchestra ; Larry Clinton||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-071682||10-in.||1/27/1942||Do you miss your sweetheart? (Like your sweetheart misses you?)||Alvino Rey Orchestra ; Yvonne King||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-071850||10-in.||2/13/1942||Do you miss your sweetheart (Like your sweetheart misses you)||Carl Denny ; Hal McIntyre Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-075087||10-in.||6/12/1942||Midsummer matinee||Peggy Mann ; Teddy Powell Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||D6VB-2140||10-in.||9/5/1946||Heaven knows when||Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Freddy Martin||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D6VB-3379||10-in.||12/6/1946||I'll close my eyes||Johnny Desmond ; Page Cavanaugh Trio||Male vocal solo, with piano, bass, and guitar||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-1179||10-in.||11/20/1947||The things you left in my heart||Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-1310||10-in.||7/24/1947||Too good to be true||Tony Martin||Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-1390||10-in.||10/17/1947||The treasure of Sierra Madre||Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Martin Men ; Stuart Wade||Male vocal solo, with male vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-1484||10-in.||8/6/1947||Chickasaw limited||William Johnson ; Musical Notes (Bill Johnson)||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-1950||10-in.||10/29/1947||The letter I'm mailing to you||Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson||Male vocal solo, with string band||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-2200||10-in.||11/18/1947||Little Lulu||Helen Carroll ; Russ Case Orchestra ; The Satisfiers||Female vocal solo, with vocal group and jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-2927||10"||12/22/1947||Thoughtless||Larry Green ; Larry Green Orchestra||Vocal trio, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||D7FB-2945||10-in.||12/23/1947||Pedro piper||Campos Trio ; Irving Fields ; Betty Harris ; The Three-O-Niners||Piano solo, with female vocal solo, mixed vocal quartet, and instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaye, Buddy," accessed May 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100017.
Kaye, Buddy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100017.
"Kaye, Buddy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 May 2023.
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Wikipedia: Buddy Kaye
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LCNAR: Kaye, Buddy - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79018359
Wikidata: Buddy Kaye - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q2434494
MusicBrainz: Buddy Kaye - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/cee0b4d5-22e6-4d33-9ad1-3734ab9b7f18
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