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 276-300 of 364 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D5VB-1313 10-in. 12/22/1945 Atlanta, GA. Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor D5VB-1314 10-in. 12/22/1945 I'm a big girl now Betty Barclay ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor D5VB-1315 10-in. 12/22/1945 Put your little foot right out Betty Barclay ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor D6VB-1322 10-in. 3/8/1946 The gypsy Mary Marlow ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor D6VB-1323 10-in. 3/8/1946 (Gee! I'm glad to be) the one that I am Betty Barclay ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor D6VB-1369 10-in. 3/22/1946 Laughing on the outside, crying on the inside Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor D6VB-1370 10-in. 3/22/1946 I've never forgotten Betty Barclay ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor D6VB-2681 10-in. 8/21/1946 Touch-me-not Betty Barclay ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor D6VB-2682 10-in. 8/21/1946 The old lamp-lighter Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and jazz/dance band director  
Victor D6VB-2683 10-in. 8/21/1946 Zip-a-dee doo-dah Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female vocal trio, with vocal chorus and jazz/dance band director  
Victor D6VB-2684 10-in. 8/21/1946 Sooner or later (you're gonna be comin' around) Betty Barclay ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female vocal solo, with vocal quintet and jazz/dance band director  
Victor D6VB-2879 10-in. 9/25/1946 And then it's heaven Don Cornell ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor D6VB-2880 10-in. 9/25/1946 Why does it get so late so early? Betty Barclay ; Don Cornell ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor D6VB-3010 10-in. 10/14/1946 You broke the only heart that ever loved you Don Cornell ; Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio and jazz/dance band director  
Victor D6VB-3011 10-in. 10/14/1946 I used to be her one and only (now I'm only her used to be) Don Cornell ; Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio and jazz/dance band director  
Victor D6VB-3012 10-in. 10/14/1946 You'll know when it happens Mary Marlow ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor D6VB-3018 10-in. 10/16/1946 It's a lie Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal solos and vocal chorus director  
Victor D6VB-3019 10-in. 10/16/1946 I used to work in Chicago Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal solos and vocal chorus director  
Victor D6VB-3419 10-in. 12/13/1946 All by myself Don Cornell ; Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio and jazz/dance band director  
Victor D6VB-3420 10-in. 12/13/1946 The egg and I Mary Marlow ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor D6VB-3491 10-in. 12/20/1946 Midnight masquerade Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Male vocal solo, with choir and jazz/dance band director  
Victor D6VB-3492 10-in. 12/20/1946 I can't believe it was all make-believe (last night) Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor D7VB-0206 10-in. 3/27/1947 That's my desire Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band director  
Victor D7VB-0207 10-in. 3/27/1947 Red silk stockings and green perfume Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band director  
Victor D7VB-0656 10-in. 3/17/1947 After graduation day Glee Club (Kaye) ; Johnny Ryan ; Sammy Kaye Orchestra Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band director  
(Results 276-300 of 364 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaye, Sammy," accessed July 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

Kaye, Sammy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

"Kaye, Sammy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 July 2024.

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