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 51-75 of 356 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-032978 10-in. 3/14/1939 East side of heaven Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-032979 10-in. 3/14/1939 Red skies in the night Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-033746 10-in. 2/17/1939 We've come a long way together Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-033747 10-in. 2/17/1939 Rainbow Valley Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-033748 10-in. 2/17/1939 Thursday Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-033749 10-in. 2/17/1939 Name it and it's yours Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-033775 10-in. 2/28/1939 I'm happy about the whole thing Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-033776 10-in. 2/28/1939 In a moment of weakness Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-033777 10-in. 2/28/1939 Out of the starlight Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, songwriter  
Victor BS-033778 10-in. 2/28/1939 At a little hot dog stand Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-033779 10-in. 2/28/1939 I'm building a sailboat of dreams Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-035346 10-in. 3/24/1939 Friends medley Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-035347 10-in. 3/24/1939 Oriental medley Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-035348 10-in. 3/24/1939 The sheik of Araby Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-035349 10-in. 3/24/1939 Rio Rita James Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-035734 10-in. 4/11/1939 Whistling in the Wildwood Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-035735 10-in. 4/11/1939 Down Linger Longer Lane Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-035736 10-in. 4/11/1939 How strange Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-035737 10-in. 4/11/1939 A ruble a rhumba Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal trio director  
Victor BS-036541 10-in. 4/27/1939 The tinkle song Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-036542 10-in. 4/27/1939 My heart has wings Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-036543 10-in. 4/27/1939 Pippinella Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal trio director  
Victor BS-036544 10-in. 4/27/1939 Prairie boy Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-036952 10-in. 5/17/1939 White sails Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-036953 10-in. 5/17/1939 Concert in the park Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
(Results 51-75 of 356 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaye, Sammy," accessed May 29, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

Kaye, Sammy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 29, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

"Kaye, Sammy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 29 May 2024.

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