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 26-50 of 356 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-027917 10-in. 10/14/1938 While a cigarette was burning Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027918 10-in. 10/14/1938 They say Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027919 10-in. 10/14/1938 Get out of town Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027920 10-in. 10/14/1938 From now on Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-030108 10-in. 11/11/1938 (Don't wait 'til) The night before Christmas Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-030109 10-in. 11/11/1938 Everybody's laughing Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-030110 10-in. 11/11/1938 Your eyes are bigger than your heart Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-030111 10-in. 11/11/1938 Say it with a kiss Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-030329 10-in. 11/30/1938 We'll never know Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-030330 10-in. 11/30/1938 No star is lost Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-030331 10-in. 11/30/1938 You're gonna see a lot of me Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-030332 10-in. 11/30/1938 The umbrella man Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio and vocal chorus director  
Victor BS-030747 10-in. 12/21/1938 Mexicali Rose Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-030748 10-in. 12/21/1938 A song of old Hawaii Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-030749 10-in. 12/21/1938 Among those sailing Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-030750 10-in. 12/21/1938 Little lad Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with recitation director  
Victor BS-030751 10-in. 12/21/1938 Little lad Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-031813 10-in. 1/20/1939 Eileen Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band director, composer  
Victor BS-031814 10-in. 1/20/1939 Could be Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-031815 10-in. 1/20/1939 Penny serenade Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus director  
Victor BS-031816 10-in. 1/20/1939 There's a hole in the old oaken bucket Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio and vocal chorus director  
Victor BS-031897 10-in. 2/8/1939 Little lad Three Reasons ; Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-032975 10-in. 3/14/1939 Snug as a bug in a rug Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-032976 10-in. 3/14/1939 That sly old gentleman (From Featherbed Lane) Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-032977 10-in. 3/14/1939 Tears from my inkwell Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
(Results 26-50 of 356 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaye, Sammy," accessed June 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

Kaye, Sammy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

"Kaye, Sammy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 June 2024.

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