Byron Gay

Byron Sturges Gay (August 28, 1886 – 22 December 1945) was an American songwriter. One of his best-known songs "Four or Five Times" (co–written with Marco H. Hellman) has been recorded by numerous artists including King Oliver, Sidney Bechet, Lionel Hampton, Bob Wills, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Peggy Lee and more. Byron also worked with the composer Richard A. Whiting, together they wrote such songs as "Horses" and "Fire", both popular dance and comedy songs.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 28th, 1886 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 105 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 45881 10-in. 7/26/1915 Gasoline Gus and his jitney 'bus George O'Connor Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 77094 10-in. 6/1/1917 Sons of Liberty Columbia Stellar Quartette ; Andrea Sarto Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 77288 10-in. 8/27/1917 One step more Frank E. Banta ; Howard Kopp Piano and drums duet composer  
Columbia 78208 10-in. 12/17/1918 Sand dunes Earl Fuller ; Rector Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 78418 10-in. 5/8/1919 The vamp George Hamilton Green ; Joe Green Xylophone duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78459 10-in. 5/29/1919 The vamp Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus composer  
Columbia 78824 10-in. 11/21/1919 "O" (Oh!) Straight's Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 78826 10-in. 11/24/1919 "O" (Oh!) Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 78851 10-in. 12/9/1919 "O" (Oh!) Jack Kaufman ; Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia 79275 10-in. 6/15/1920 The little Ford rambled right along Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 79947 10-in. 7/18/1921 Catalina Paul Biese Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 80566 10-in. 9/27/1922 Fate Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80595 10-in. 10/10/1922 Vamp me Paul Biese Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80641 10-in. 11/2/1922 Vamp me (And I'll vamp you) Garber-Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81502 10-in. 1/28/1924 Keep a-goin' Phil Romano Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81959 10-in. 9/5/1924 Gilda Art Kahn Orchestra ; Frank Sullivano Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia 49488 12-in. 8/30/1918 Sand dunes Earl Fuller ; Rector Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W140457 10-in. 3/23/1925 Just a little drink California Ramblers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W141665 10-in. 2/10/1926 No Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W141808 10-in. 3/17/1926 Horses Irving Kaufman ; Manhattan Dance Makers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W141953 10-in. 4/13/1926 Horses Georgians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W142906 10-in. 11/3/1926 Fire! Joe Fire, the Old Fireman ; WMCA Broadcasters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W142909 10-in. 11/4/1926 Fire! Harry Reser's Syncopators ; Tom Stacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W144947 10-in. 10/2/1927 Rose of Monterey Columbians ; Billy Day Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W145679 10-in. 2/25/1928 Moonlight on the Danube Eddie Thomas’ Collegians ; Arthur Fields Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
(Results 26-50 of 105 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gay, Byron," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102204.

Gay, Byron. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102204.

"Gay, Byron." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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