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 151-175 of 356 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-051053 10-in. 5/31/1940 Maybe Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-057314 10-in. 10/25/1940 Dream valley Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-057315 10-in. 10/25/1940 A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-057316 10-in. 10/25/1940 Adi-adi-adios Kaydets ; Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, male vocal trio, and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-057317 10-in. 10/25/1940 Somewhere Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-057386 10-in. 11/12/1940 Isola bella Kaydets ; Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal trio director  
Victor BS-057387 10-in. 11/12/1940 Taking a chance on love Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-057388 10-in. 11/12/1940 You and your kiss Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-057389 10-in. 11/12/1940 Along the Santa Fe trail Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-057390 10-in. 11/12/1940 High on a windy hill Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-057391 10-in. 11/12/1940 Down the gypsy trail Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Arthur Wright Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-058352 10-in. 12/11/1940 I gotta see a dream about a girl Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director, songwriter  
Victor BS-058353 10-in. 12/11/1940 A cathedral in Rio Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Arthur Wright Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, songwriter  
Victor BS-058354 10-in. 12/11/1940 That's my way of saying I love you Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-058800 10-in. 12/23/1940 The sidewalk serenade Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-058801 10-in. 12/23/1940 Until tomorrow (Goodnight, my love) Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer, director, lyricist  
Victor BS-058802 10-in. 12/23/1940 All night long Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet director  
Victor BS-058803 10-in. 12/23/1940 You stepped out of a dream Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-058804 10-in. 12/23/1940 Sunset at sea Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Arthur Wright Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-058860 10-in. 1/9/1941 Little Miss Irish Marty McKenna ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-058861 10-in. 1/9/1941 The mem'ry of a rose Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Arthur Wright Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-058862 10-in. 1/9/1941 Montague, the terrific Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-058863 10-in. 1/9/1941 It's so easy for you Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-060461 10-in. 2/3/1941 My ship Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Arthur Wright Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-060462 10-in. 2/3/1941 Amapola Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Arthur Wright Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
(Results 151-175 of 356 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaye, Sammy," accessed May 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

Kaye, Sammy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

"Kaye, Sammy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 May 2024.

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