Buddy Kaye

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 3rd, 1918 (New York City), Died November 21st, 2002 (Rancho Mirage)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter


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  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaye, Buddy," accessed September 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100017.

Kaye, Buddy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100017.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100017


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