Sammy Cahn

Samuel Cohen (June 18, 1913 – January 15, 1993), known professionally as Sammy Cahn, 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, and won an Oscar four times for his songs, including the popular hit "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 18, 1913 (New York City), Died January 15, 1993 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1955

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

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Recordings (Results 51-75 of 110 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 ; Orquesta Luis Arcaraz Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor D4VB-0091 10-in. 4/11/1944 I'll walk alone Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with mixed vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor D4AB-0447 10-in. 11/27/1944 There goes that song again Lewis Martin ; Martha Stewart Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor D4VB-0477 10-in. 12/18/1944 Saturday night (is the loneliest night of the week) Ruth Gaylor ; Hal McIntyre Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor D4VB-1036 10-in. 11/20/1944 I should care The Sentimentalists ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Bonnie Lou Williams Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and female vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor D4RB-1069 10-in. 12/26/1944 I'll walk alone Allan Jones ; Ray Sinatra Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor D5VB-0024 10-in. 1/8/1945 What makes the sunset Kaydets ; Sammy Kaye Orchestra ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Male vocal solo, with female vocal quintet and jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D5VB-0358 10-in. 8/13/1945 It's been a long, long time Charlie Spivak Orchestra ; Irene Daye Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor D5VB-0724 10-in. 4/7/1945 Can't you read between the lines? Charlie Spivak Orchestra ; Irene Daye Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D5VB-0815 10-in. 10/31/1945 Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! Norton Sisters ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Male vocal solo, with female vocal group and jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D5VB-1038 10-in. 3/23/1945 I fall in love too easily Albert Sack ; Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor D5VB-1039 10-in. 3/23/1945 Can't you read between the lines? Albert Sack ; Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D5VB-1144 10-in. 10/5/1945 I'm glad I waited for you Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Clyde Rogers Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D6VB-1370 10-in. 3/22/1946 I've never forgotten Betty Barclay ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D6VB-1605 10-in. 1/31/1946 Where did you learn to love Stuart Foster ; Sentimentalists ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Male vocal solo, with vocal group and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D6VB-2010 10-in. 2/4/1946 I love an old fashioned song Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Martin Men ; Clyde Rogers Male vocal solo, with male vocal group and jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D6VB-2011 10-in. 2/4/1946 You're the cause of it all Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Clyde Rogers Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D6VB-2013 10-in. 2/6/1946 Day by day Martha Stewart Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D6VB-2227 10-in. 5/28/1946 Give me five minutes more Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
(Results 51-75 of 110 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cahn, Sammy," accessed June 16, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103731.

Cahn, Sammy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 16, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103731.

"Cahn, Sammy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 16 June 2024.

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