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Kay Kyser

James Kern Kyser (June 18, 1905 – July 23, 1985), known as Kay Kyser, was an American bandleader and radio personality of the 1930s and 1940s.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 18th, 1905 (Rocky Mount), Died Chapel Hill

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, composer, songwriter

Notes: Birth name: James King Kern Kyser.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-49137 10-in. 11/26/1928 Broken dreams of yesterday Kay Kyser Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer  
Victor BVE-49138 10-in. 11/26/1928 Tell her (you really love her) Kay Kyser Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer  
Victor BVE-57481 10-in. 11/26/1929 I never thought (I'd ever care) Kay Kyser Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-57482 10-in. 11/26/1929 Just a haven (Is heaven with you) Kay Kyser Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BVE-57483 10-in. 11/26/1929 Think about this tune Kay Kyser Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, songwriter  
Victor BVE-57484 10-in. 11/26/1929 Collegiate Fannie Kay Kyser Orchestra ; Sully Mason Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, composer  
Victor BVE-57485 10-in. 11/26/1929 Hark the sound of Tar Heel voices Kay Kyser Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus director  
Victor BVE-57486 10-in. 11/26/1929 Rainy weather Benny Cash ; Kay Kyser Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, songwriter  
Columbia W150894 10-in. 10/21/1930 Fraternity blues Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Brunswick E35409 10-in. 11/18/1930 Fraternity blues Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet and vocal ensemble composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kyser, Kay," accessed September 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104321.

Kyser, Kay. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104321.

"Kyser, Kay." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 September 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104321

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