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Sammy Fain

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 17th, 1902 (New York City), Died December 6th, 1989 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, vocalist, songwriter, piano, lyricist

Notes: Name sometimes appears as Sammy Fain, "The Crooning Composer."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 307 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  
(Results 1-25 of 307 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fain, Sammy," accessed February 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106808.

Fain, Sammy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106808.

"Fain, Sammy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 February 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106808

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