Samuel "Buck" Ram (November 21, 1907 – January 1, 1991) was an American songwriter, and popular music producer and arranger. He was one of BMI's top five songwriters/air play in its first 50 years, alongside Paul Simon, Kris Kristofferson, Jimmy Webb, and Paul McCartney. He is best known for his long association with The Platters and also wrote, produced and arranged for the Penguins, the Coasters, the Drifters, Ike and Tina Turner, Ike Cole, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, and many others. He was also known as Ande Rand, Lynn Paul or Jean Miles.
Birth and Death Data: Born November 21, 1907 (Chicago), Died January 1, 1991 (Las Vegas)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-102293||10-in.||6/26/1936||Afterglow||Jimmy Brierly ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-102377||10-in.||7/1/1936||Afterglow||Wingy Manone Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-022925||10-in.||4/27/1938||At your beck and call||Hot Lips Page Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-031550||10-in.||1/23/1939||Honey bunny boo||Jayne Dover ; Van Alexander Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-035568||10-in.||4/6/1939||Have mercy||Frank Dailey ; Howard DuLany ; Stop and Go Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BS-036925||10-in.||5/9/1939||Chew-chew-chew||Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BS-036962||10-in.||5/18/1939||Chew-chew-chew (Chew your bubble gum)||Don Redman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal chorus||composer|
|Victor||BS-037124||10-in.||5/17/1939||Chew-chew-chew (Chew your bubble gum)||Smoothies||Mixed vocal trio, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-048482||10-in.||3/30/1940||Boog-it||Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-048491||10-in.||3/31/1940||Slow freight||Glenn Miller Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-056108||10-in.||9/12/1940||Ring telephone, ring||Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-063806||10-in.||4/23/1941||Utt-da-zay||Deep River Boys||Male vocal quartet, with piano and drums||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-073419||10-in.||3/10/1942||I'm gettin' mighty lonesome for you||Ken Curtis ; New Music [Shep Fields]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-073437||10-in.||3/16/1942||Fightin' Doug MacArthur||Tony Pastor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble||composer|
|Victor||D4AB-0429||10-in.||11/20/1944||Twilight time||New Music [Shep Fields]||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D5VB-1064||10-in.||6/11/1945||That's the stuff ya gotta watch||Tony Pastor ; Tony Pastor Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-0042||10-in.||1/15/1947||Twilight time||Three Suns||Instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ram, Buck," accessed September 29, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104697.
Ram, Buck. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 29, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104697.
"Ram, Buck." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 September 2023.
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