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 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  
(Results 101-105 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102204

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