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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 101-125 of 356 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-041478 10-in. 9/20/1939 If I knew then (What I know now) Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-041479 10-in. 9/20/1939 Good morning Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio director  
Victor BS-041480 10-in. 9/20/1939 Honestly Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-041748 10-in. 10/10/1939 Ciri-biri-bin Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio director  
Victor BS-041749 10-in. 10/10/1939 Don't make me laugh Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-041750 10-in. 10/10/1939 You're a lucky guy Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-041751 10-in. 10/10/1939 Speaking of heaven Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-043293 10-in. 11/7/1939 Smarty pants Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio director  
Victor BS-043294 10-in. 11/7/1939 The creaking old mill on the creek Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-043295 10-in. 11/7/1939 Vagabond dreams Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-043296 10-in. 11/7/1939 Two little doodle bugs Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-043882 10-in. 11/21/1939 In an old Dutch garden (By an old Dutch mill) Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-043883 10-in. 11/21/1939 I hear a dream (Come home again) Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-043884 10-in. 11/21/1939 Bluebirds in the moonlight (Silly idea) Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-043885 10-in. 11/21/1939 Chatterbox Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio and vocal chorus director  
Victor BS-045715 10-in. 12/5/1939 In our little part of town Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-045716 10-in. 12/5/1939 As 'round and 'round we go Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio director  
Victor BS-045717 10-in. 12/5/1939 This changing world Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-045718 10-in. 12/5/1939 The gaucho serenade Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus director  
Victor BS-045922 10-in. 1/12/1940 Last night's gardenias Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-045923 10-in. 1/12/1940 Make love with a guitar Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-045924 10-in. 1/12/1940 Apple blossoms and chapel bells Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-045925 10-in. 1/12/1940 What's the matter with me Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-046150 10-in. 1/2/1940 When you wish upon a star Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-046151 10-in. 1/2/1940 Turn on the old music box Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
(Results 101-125 of 356 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaye, Sammy," accessed June 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

Kaye, Sammy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

"Kaye, Sammy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 June 2024.

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