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 176-200 of 356 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-060463 10-in. 2/3/1941 You're the moment of a lifetime Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Arthur Wright Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-060464 10-in. 2/3/1941 It's a horse and a saddle for me Marty McKenna ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-060645 10-in. 2/13/1941 Gotta see a dream about a girl Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra ; Sonny Washburn Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-063318 10-in. 3/31/1941 Friendly tavern polka Maury Cross ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-063319 10-in. 3/31/1941 Hawaiian sunset Marty McKenna ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-063320 10-in. 3/31/1941 Daddy Kaye Choir ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-063321 10-in. 3/31/1941 Two hearts that pass in the night Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Arthur Wright Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-063812 10-in. 4/24/1941 Until tomorrow Bob Chester Orchestra ; Bill Reynolds Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-065234 10-in. 5/8/1941 I understand Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-065235 10-in. 5/8/1941 For want of a star Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-065236 10-in. 5/8/1941 Aurora Maury Cross ; Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, male vocal trio, and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-065237 10-in. 5/8/1941 What word is sweeter that sweetheart Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-065900 10-in. 5/23/1941 Sleepy serenade Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-065901 10-in. 5/23/1941 The reluctant dragon Maury Cross ; George Gingell ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet director  
Victor BS-065902 10-in. 5/23/1941 Don't cry, cherie Marty McKenna ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-065903 10-in. 5/23/1941 Sand in my shoes Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-065991 10-in. 6/18/1941 Harbor of dreams Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-065992 10-in. 6/18/1941 Minka Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-065993 10-in. 6/18/1941 A rose and a prayer Marty McKenna ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-065994 10-in. 6/18/1941 Wasn't it you? Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-066442 10-in. 7/1/1941 Dixie girl Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-066443 10-in. 7/1/1941 The wind blows free Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Arthur Wright Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-066444 10-in. 7/1/1941 Below the Equator Allan Foster ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-066445 10-in. 7/1/1941 Under blue Canadian skies Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-067582 10-in. 8/15/1941 Hawaiian Sunset Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
(Results 176-200 of 356 records)

Citation

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

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

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

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