Sammy Fain (born Samuel E. Feinberg; June 17, 1902 – December 6, 1989) was an American composer of popular music. In the 1920s and early 1930s, he contributed numerous songs that form part of The Great American Songbook, and to Broadway theatre. Fain was also a popular musician and vocalist.
Birth and Death Data: Born June 17, 1902 (New York City), Died December 6, 1989 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, vocalist, songwriter, piano, lyricist
Notes: Name sometimes appears as Sammy Fain, "The Crooning Composer."
= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 329 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-31599||10-in.||1/9/1925||Nobody knows what a red-head mamma can do||Mitchell Brothers||Male vocal duet, with 2 banjos (self-accompaniment)||songwriter|
|Victor||B-31787||10-in.||1/29/1925||Nobody knows what a red-head mamma can do||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-33394||10-in.||9/18/1925||Keep on croonin' a tune||Phil Romano Orchestra ; Phil Romano||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33607||10-in.||10/21/1925||Keep on croonin' a tune||Whitey Kaufman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33654||10-in.||12/29/1925||Keep on croonin' a tune||Mitchell Brothers||Male vocal duet, with 2 banjos (self-accompaniment)||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36086||10-in.||9/1/1926||Turkish towel||Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36768||10-in.||11/15/1926||Rags||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36894||10-in.||11/2/1926||We're the Sunday drivers||Billy Murray's Trio||Male vocal trio, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-37528||10-in.||1/10/1927||If you can't hold the man you love (Don't cry when he's gone)||Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Evelyn Preer||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-38723||10-in.||5/4/1927||I haven't told her, she hasn't told me (But we know it just the same)||Franklyn Baur ; Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-39091||10-in.||7/7/1927||I ain't that kind of baby||Ben Pollack Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-39271||10-in.||6/20/1927||Mississippi mud||Rhythm Boys||Male vocal trio, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-41633||10-in.||1/20/1928||Let a smile be your umbrella (On a rainy rainy day)||Dewey Bergman ; Webster Hall Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-42002||10-in.||2/14/1928||There's something about a rose (That reminds me of you)||Eddie Harkness Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-42072||10-in.||3/9/1928||What a wonderful wedding that will be||Horace Heidt Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-42420||10-in.||2/8/1928||Let a smile be your umbrella (On a rainy day)||Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-48460||10-in.||12/14/1928||When the world is at rest||Chick Endor||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-49625||10-in.||1/8/1929||When the world is at rest||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-49795||10-in.||3/26/1929||There's a place in the sun for you||Morton Downey||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-49989||10-in.||2/23/1929||Wedding bells (Are breaking up that old gang of mine)||Gene Austin ; Dick Robertson ; Ed Smalle||Male vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-50520||10-in.||2/24/1929||Wedding bells (Are breaking up that old gang of mine)||Art Kassel ; "Kassels-in-the-Air" Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus and talk||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-50544||10-in.||3/15/1929||There's a place in the sun for you||Herman Kenin Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-50932||10-in.||3/12/1929||Wedding bells (Are breaking up that old gang of mine)||Elliott Shaw ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-51611||10-in.||4/5/1929||If I give up the saxophone (Will you come back to me?)||Eddie Cantor||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-53575||10-in.||6/20/1929||I'd fall in love with me (If I were you)||Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fain, Sammy," accessed September 26, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106808.
Fain, Sammy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 26, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106808.
"Fain, Sammy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 26 September 2023.
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