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 July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106422.
Bass, Sid. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106422.
"Bass, Sid." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.
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