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 126-150 of 356 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-046152 10-in. 1/2/1940 Baby face Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio director  
Victor BS-046153 10-in. 1/2/1940 Pretty baby Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-046819 10-in. 1/31/1940 On the Isle of May Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-046820 10-in. 1/31/1940 Let's all sing together Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-046821 10-in. 1/31/1940 Head on my pillow Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-046822 10-in. 1/31/1940 Love song of Renaldo Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-047202 10-in. 2/14/1940 With the wind and the rain in your hair Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-047203 10-in. 2/14/1940 A little boy and a little girl Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-047204 10-in. 2/14/1940 A fool was I Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, composer  
Victor BS-047205 10-in. 2/14/1940 A lover's lullaby Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-047282 10-in. 2/28/1940 Please take a letter, Miss Brown Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-047283 10-in. 2/28/1940 The woodpecker song Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-047284 10-in. 2/28/1940 Sierra Sue Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-047285 10-in. 2/28/1940 I walk with music Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-047980 10-in. 3/20/1940 Little curly hair in high chair Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-047981 10-in. 3/20/1940 Let there be love Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-047982 10-in. 3/20/1940 The peasant serenade Clyde Burke ; Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, vocal trio, and vocal chorus director  
Victor BS-047983 10-in. 3/20/1940 He's a tough hombre Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-050134 10-in. 4/24/1940 Make-Believe Island Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-050135 10-in. 4/24/1940 Where was I? Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-050136 10-in. 4/24/1940 Her name was Rosita Clyde Burke ; Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, male vocal trio, and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-050137 10-in. 4/24/1940 Sweet Angelina Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, director  
Victor BS-051050 10-in. 5/31/1940 Blueberry Hill Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-051051 10-in. 5/31/1940 Down by the O-hi-o (O, my, o!) Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-051052 10-in. 5/31/1940 Orchids for remembrance Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
(Results 126-150 of 356 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaye, Sammy," accessed May 27, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

Kaye, Sammy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 27, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

"Kaye, Sammy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 27 May 2024.

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