Sammy Kaye

Sammy Kaye (born Samuel Zarnocay Jr., March 13, 1910 – June 2, 1987) was an American bandleader and songwriter, whose tag line, "Swing and sway with Sammy Kaye", became one of the most famous of the Big Band Era. His signature tune was "Harbor Lights".

Birth and Death Data: Born March 13th, 1910 (Lakewood), Died June 2nd, 1987 (Ridgewood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, composer, songwriter, vocalist, lyricist, speaker

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 239 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-023546 10-in. 6/8/1938 When twilight comes Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-023547 10-in. 6/8/1938 Beside a moonlit stream Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-023548 10-in. 6/8/1938 One more dream Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-023549 10-in. 6/8/1938 I wish I was the willow Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-024075 10-in. 7/22/1938 Don't cross your fingers, cross your heart Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-024076 10-in. 7/22/1938 Love is where you find it Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-024077 10-in. 7/22/1938 Confidentially Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-024078 10-in. 7/22/1938 Tu-li-tulip-time Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, male vocal trio, and male vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-026600 10-in. 8/15/1938 You're the very last word in love Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-026601 10-in. 8/15/1938 For the first time Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-026602 10-in. 8/15/1938 Indiana, our Indiana Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-026603 10-in. 8/15/1938 On, Wisconsin Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-026604 10-in. 8/15/1938 Wave the flag of old Chicago Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-026605 10-in. 8/15/1938 The victors (March) Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-026606 10-in. 8/15/1938 Heigh-ho, the merry-o Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-026607 10-in. 8/15/1938 Tenpins in the sky Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027200 10-in. 9/19/1938 Indiana moonlight Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027201 10-in. 9/19/1938 Two sleepy people Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027202 10-in. 9/19/1938 Carolina moon Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027203 10-in. 9/19/1938 Have you forgotten so soon? Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027204 10-in. 9/19/1938 All ashore! Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027403 10-in. 9/26/1938 You look good to me Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-027404 10-in. 9/26/1938 This is madness (To love like this) Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027405 10-in. 9/26/1938 Hurry home Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027406 10-in. 9/26/1938 Tell me with your kisses Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
(Results 1-25 of 239 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaye, Sammy," accessed October 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

Kaye, Sammy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

"Kaye, Sammy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040

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