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 51-68 of 68 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-043921 10-in. 11/27/1939 What used to was, used to was (Now it ain't) Ziggy Elman Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-051876 10-in. 7/17/1940 I could make you care Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-054620 10-in. 7/23/1940 I could make you care Gray Gordon ; Art Perry ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-054774 10-in. 8/13/1940 I could make you care Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor PBS-055499 10-in. 3/27/1941 Twiddlin' my thumbs Lou Bring ; Joan Merrill Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor PBS-061013 10-in. 3/27/1941 As if you didn't know Lou Bring ; Joan Merrill Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor MBS-092768 10-in. before 4/24/1951 Sé mi amor Fernando Fernández ; Luis Arcaraz Orquesta Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Decca 61056 10-in. 4/16/1936 Rhythm saved the world Cahn-Chaplain Orchestra vocalist  
Decca L 8654 9/7/1955 Life could not better be Danny Kaye songwriter  
Decca L 8655 9/7/1955 The maladjusted jester Danny Kaye songwriter  
Decca L 8671 9/12/1955 Where walks my true love Danny Kaye songwriter  
Decca L 8672 9/12/1955 My heart knows a lovely song Danny Kaye songwriter  
Decca L 8677 9/15/1955 I live to love Danny Kaye songwriter  
Decca L 8678 9/15/1955 Willow, willow waley Danny Kaye songwriter  
Decca L 8679 9/15/1955 Pass the basket Danny Kaye songwriter  
Decca L 8701 9/27/1955 Outfox the fox Danny Kaye songwriter  
Decca L 8702 9/27/1955 Life could not better be Danny Kaye songwriter  
Decca L 8703 9/27/1955 I'll take you dreaming Danny Kaye songwriter  
(Results 51-68 of 68 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cahn, Sammy," accessed June 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103731.

Cahn, Sammy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103731.

"Cahn, Sammy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 June 2021.

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

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