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|
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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