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|
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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