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 101-111 of 111 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6999 10-in. 3/9/1939 Joseph! Joseph! Orchestre musette Victor Instrumental ensemble songwriter  
(Results 101-111 of 111 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cahn, Sammy," accessed June 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103731.

Cahn, Sammy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103731.

"Cahn, Sammy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 June 2024.

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

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