Sammy Cahn

Sammy Cahn (June 18, 1913 – January 15, 1993) was an American lyricist, songwriter and musician. He is best known for his romantic lyrics to films and Broadway songs, as well as stand-alone songs premiered by recording companies in the Greater Los Angeles Area. He and his collaborators had a series of hit recordings with Frank Sinatra during the singer's tenure at Capitol Records, but also enjoyed hits with Dean Martin, Doris Day and many others. He played the piano and violin. He won an Oscar 4 times for his songs, including the popular song "Three Coins in the Fountain".

Among his most enduring songs is "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", cowritten with Jule Styne in 1945.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 18th, 1913 (New York City), Died January 15th, 1993 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 68 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-88976 10-in. 5/28/1935 Rhythm is our business Dudley Nix ; Tom Coakley Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-92027 10-in. 5/23/1935 Rhythm is our business Frank Dailey ; Al Fish ; Meadowbrook Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-94513 10-in. 8/14/1935 Rhythm is our business Joe Kennedy Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-98364 10-in. 12/9/1935 (If I had) Rhythm in my nursery rhymes Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-98497 10-in. 1/6/1936 (If I had) Rhythm in my nursery rhymes Little Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-99158 10-in. 2/16/1936 Shoe shine boy Hotel Charlotte Orchestra ; Bob Pope ; Dixie Lee Sothern Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-99921 10-in. 3/27/1936 Rhythm saved the world Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-100882 10-in. 8/4/1936 Shoe shine boy Roy Eldridge ; Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-101301 10-in. 4/9/1936 Rhythm saved the world Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-102402 10-in. 8/1/1936 Until the real thing comes along Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-04354 10-in. 2/1/1937 Dedicated to you Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-04535 10-in. 1/29/1937 Dedicated to you Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-06463 10-in. 3/26/1937 Would you like to buy a dream? Beatrice Douglas ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-09510 10-in. 6/10/1937 Would you like to buy a dream? George Hamilton ; Music Box Music ; Lee Norton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-09727 10-in. 10/6/1937 If it's the last thing I do Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-010527 10-in. 6/8/1937 Posin' Ken Drake Orchestra ; Jimmy Ray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-010528 10-in. 6/8/1937 If you ever should leave me Ken Drake Orchestra ; Jimmy Ray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-010559 10-in. 6/12/1937 If you should ever leave Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-010563 10-in. 6/12/1937 Posin' Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-013356 10-in. 9/8/1937 If it's the last thing I do Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-017467 10-in. 12/6/1937 Just a simple melody Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-017718 10-in. 12/15/1937 Bei mir bist du schon Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BS-017739 10-in. 12/17/1937 Bei mir bist du schön Jerry Blaine ; Phyllis Kenny ; Stream Line Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-017754 10-in. 12/21/1937 Bei mir bist du schön Benny Goodman Quartet ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance quartet, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-017779 10-in. 12/28/1937 Bei mir bist du schön Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 68 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cahn, Sammy," accessed May 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103731.

Cahn, Sammy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103731.

"Cahn, Sammy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 May 2021.

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