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 26-50 of 68 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-017783 10-in. 12/29/1937 Bei mir bist du schön Benny Goodman Quartet ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance quartet, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-018377 10-in. 1/27/1938 Bei mir bist du schön Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band, with vocal lyricist  
Victor PBS-019040 10-in. 3/4/1938 Joseph Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-019304 10-in. 6/1/1938 I've been saving myself for you Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Gene Walsh Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-019566 10-in. 2/11/1938 Please be kind Bama Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-019682 10-in. 2/18/1938 Please be kind Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-021055 10-in. 3/1/1938 Please be kind Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-021127 10-in. 3/9/1938 Please be kind Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-023507 10-in. 5/28/1938 I've been saving myself for you Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-023767 10-in. 7/1/1938 Laughing boy blues Scat Powell ; Willie Farmer Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-028141 10-in. 10/21/1938 Wait until my heart finds out Bon Bon ; Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-030325 10-in. 11/29/1938 It's easy to blame the weather Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-031808 10-in. 1/20/1939 I want my share of love Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Bea Wain Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-031866 10-in. 1/31/1939 I want my share of love Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-032963 10-in. 3/12/1939 Prosschai Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-033723 10-in. 2/14/1939 It's easy to blame the weather Lyle "Spud" Murphy Orchestra ; Clyde Rogers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-036487 10-in. 9/10/1939 The girl with the pigtails in her hair Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Judy Ellington Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-040237 10-in. 7/3/1939 Let's disappear Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Bill Stoker Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-040993 10-in. 10/23/1939 It's my turn now Vincent Lopez ; Sonny Schuyler ; Suave Swing Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-041149 10-in. 7/31/1939 Hoy! Hoy! Bob Chester Orchestra ; Al Stuart Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-041750 10-in. 10/10/1939 You're a lucky guy Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-042728 10-in. 9/25/1939 The girl with the pigtails in her hair Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-043319 10-in. 10/26/1939 You're a lucky guy Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-043364 10-in. 11/7/1939 It's my turn now Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-043875 10-in. 11/20/1939 Love's got me down again Blue Barron ; Charlie Fischer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
(Results 26-50 of 68 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cahn, Sammy," accessed June 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103731.

Cahn, Sammy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103731.

"Cahn, Sammy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 June 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103731

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