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 201-225 of 356 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-067857 10-in. 9/15/1941 Rancho pillow Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-067858 10-in. 9/15/1941 Miss you Allan Foster ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-067859 10-in. 9/15/1941 Modern design Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio and vocal ensemble director, songwriter  
Victor BS-067860 10-in. 9/15/1941 When winter comes Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-068090 10-in. 11/11/1941 Ev'rything I love Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-068091 10-in. 11/11/1941 (There'll be blue birds over) The White Cliffs of Dover Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Arthur Wright Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-068092 10-in. 11/11/1941 Madelaine Allan Foster ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-068093 10-in. 11/11/1941 Day dreaming Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-068104 10-in. 10/23/1941 This is no laughing matter Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-068105 10-in. 10/23/1941 Honeybunch Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-068106 10-in. 10/23/1941 Santa Claus is on his way Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-068107 10-in. 10/23/1941 The shrine of Saint Cecilia Allan Foster ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-068438 10-in. 11/28/1941 We're the couple in the castle Allan Foster ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-068439 10-in. 11/28/1941 Sometimes Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-068440 10-in. 11/28/1941 Last night I said a prayer Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Arthur Wright Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-068441 10-in. 11/28/1941 Begin the beguine Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-068488 10-in. 12/17/1941 Dear Mom Allan Foster ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-068489 10-in. 12/17/1941 Remember Pearl Harbor Glee Club (Kaye) ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble director, composer  
Victor BS-068490 10-in. 12/17/1941 Pretty little busy-body Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-068491 10-in. 12/17/1941 On the street of regret Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and talk speaker, director  
Victor BS-068768 10-in. 12/30/1941 Somebody else is taking my place Allan Foster ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-068769 10-in. 12/30/1941 My buddy Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-068770 10-in. 12/30/1941 You call it madness (But I call it love) Allan Foster ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-068771 10-in. 12/30/1941 Let's have another cup o' coffee Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-068772 10-in. 12/30/1941 Easter parade Kaydets ; The Octette ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio and vocal octet director  
(Results 201-225 of 356 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaye, Sammy," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

Kaye, Sammy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100040.

"Kaye, Sammy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

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