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 101-105 of 105 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Vocalion||E2231 -E2233||10-in.||1/26/1926||All for you||Golden Pheasant Orchestra ; Austin Wylie||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Vocalion||E2587-E2589||10-in.||3/3/1926||Horses||Six Jumping Jacks||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Vocalion||E2596-E2598||10-in.||3/4/1926||Westward||Vertmonte Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Vocalion||E2689-E2691||10-in.||3/23/1926||Horses||Six Hayseeds||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Vocalion||567W-569W||10-in.||3/19/1925||Just a little drink||Irving Kaufman ; Tuxedo Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
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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