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. The expression springs from his first hit single in 1937, "Swing and Sway" (U.S. no. 15). His signature tune was "Harbor Lights", a number-one hit from late 1950's.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1948

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

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 356 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-068773 10-in. 12/30/1941 Seeing you again did me no good Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-074304 10-in. 4/7/1942 Do it now Glee Club (Kaye) ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus director  
Victor BS-074305 10-in. 4/7/1942 Lalapaluza Lu Glee Club (Kaye) ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus director  
Victor BS-074306 10-in. 4/7/1942 Here you are Elaine Beatty ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-074307 10-in. 4/7/1942 Johnny Doughboy found a rose in Ireland Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-075072 10-in. 6/5/1942 I left my heart at the Stage Door Canteen Don Cornell ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-075073 10-in. 6/5/1942 Wonder when my baby's coming home Nancy Norman ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-075074 10-in. 6/5/1942 South wind Allan Foster ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-075075 10-in. 6/5/1942 Mary's a grand old name Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with female and male vocal soloists and vocal octet director  
Victor BS-075534 10-in. 7/3/1942 Miss Americana Don Cornell ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-075535 10-in. 7/3/1942 I came here to talk for Joe Don Cornell ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-075536 10-in. 7/3/1942 There will never be another you Nancy Norman ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-075537 10-in. 7/3/1942 Let's bring new glory to Old Glory Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-075544 10-in. 7/9/1942 You can't say no to a soldier Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-075545 10-in. 7/9/1942 (I'm headin' for the blue horizon) Where the mountains meet the sky Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-075546 10-in. 7/9/1942 Taboo Don Cornell ; Glee Club ; Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-075547 10-in. 7/9/1942 If I cared a little bit less (And you cared a little bit more) Don Cornell ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor D5VB-0024 10-in. 1/8/1945 What makes the sunset Kaydets ; Sammy Kaye Orchestra ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Male vocal solo, with female vocal quintet and jazz/dance band director  
Victor D5VB-0025 10-in. 1/8/1945 The more I see of you Sally Stuart ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor D5VB-0026 10-in. 1/8/1945 I miss your kiss Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Male vocal solo, with female vocal quintet and jazz/dance band director, songwriter  
Victor D5VB-0047 10-in. 1/19/1945 I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Male vocal solo, with female vocal quintet and jazz/dance band director  
Victor D5VB-0048 10-in. 1/19/1945 Beautiful dreamer Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Male vocal solo, with female vocal quintet and jazz/dance band director  
Victor D5VB-0049 10-in. 1/22/1945 Her heart was made of stone Kaydets ; Kaye Choir ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Male vocal solo, with female vocal quintet, vocal chorus, and jazz/dance band director  
Victor D5VB-0050 10-in. 1/22/1945 Bottoms up (a clap hands song) Kaye Choir ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Vocal chorus, with jazz/dance band director, songwriter  
Victor D5VB-0051 10-in. 1/22/1945 Swanee River (swing version) Kaye Choir ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Vocal chorus, with jazz/dance band director  
(Results 226-250 of 356 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaye, Sammy," accessed May 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

Kaye, Sammy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

"Kaye, Sammy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 May 2024.

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