Sid Bass

Sid Bass (January 22, 1913 – June 19, 1993) was a songwriter and orchestra leader. He was born in New York City and attended New York University.

After working for Muzak he was hired as a staff composer by RCA. He also recorded a number of albums for RCA, many appearing on their low-budget "Vik" label. One highlight of Bass' work was his orchestration of Gale Garnett's 1964 hit album My Kind of Folk Songs. Working alongside producer Andy Wiswell, Bass' efforts also yielded Gale's top 5 hit "We'll Sing in the Sunshine" (which she also wrote) that same year.

In 1962 Bass also received arranging credits for the first two Four Seasons' hits "Sherry" and "Big Girls Don't Cry" as well as their Christmas LP Seasons Greetings. Bass also conducted and arranged songs of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler.

His orchestra also recorded the "Here Come the Yankees" theme that's still played before each New York Yankee radio broadcast.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 22nd, 1913, Died June 19th, 1993

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1962

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


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-021869 10-in. 4/1/1938 When the moon bids the sun goodnight Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-051867 10-in. 7/16/1940 My mommie sent me to the shore Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-053492 10-in. 9/25/1940 It's eight o'clock Blue Barron ; Charlie Fischer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Decca 101144 12/10/1956 Without love (there is nothing) Toni Arden leader  
Decca 101145 12/10/1956 Little by little Toni Arden leader  
Decca 102385 4/30/1957 One and only Eddie Fontaine leader  
Decca 102386 4/30/1957 Honky-tonk man Eddie Fontaine leader  
Decca 102387 4/30/1957 Hey Marie, rock with me Eddie Fontaine leader  
Decca 111457 12/11/1961 Till death do us apart Bob Braun leader  
Decca 111458 12/11/1961 So it goes Bob Braun leader  
Decca 112443 8/3/1962 Because of you Bob Braun leader  
Decca 112444 8/3/1962 When I fall in love Bob Braun leader  
Decca 112445 8/3/1962 How deep is the ocean Bob Braun leader  
Decca 112446 8/3/1962 Is it right or wrong? Bob Braun leader  
Decca 112447 8/21/1962 The nearness of you Bob Braun leader  
Decca 112448 8/21/1962 Wasn't the Summer short? Bob Braun leader  
Decca 112449 8/21/1962 You'll never know Bob Braun leader  
Decca 112450 8/21/1962 Just in time Bob Braun leader  
Decca 112451 8/21/1962 Why I love you Bob Braun leader  
Decca 112452 8/21/1962 Our anniversary of love Bob Braun leader  
Decca 112453 8/21/1962 That certain something Bob Braun leader  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bass, Sid," accessed October 21, 2021,

Bass, Sid. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from

"Bass, Sid." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 October 2021.

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