Wayne King

Wayne King (February 16, 1901 – July 16, 1985) was an American musician, songwriter, singer and orchestra leader with a long association with both NBC and CBS. He was sometimes referred to as the Waltz King because much of his most popular music involved waltzes; "The Waltz You Saved for Me" was his standard set closing song in live performance and on numerous radio broadcasts at the height of his career.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 16th, 1901 (Savanna), Died July 16th, 1985 (Paradise Valley)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, saxophone, vocalist, composer, songwriter, bass clarinet, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 84 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-67507 10-in. 2/18/1931 Wabash moon Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet session supervisor, songwriter, vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone, Musical group, director  
Victor BVE-67508 10-in. 2/18/1931 Dream a little dream of me Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor, lyricist, composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone, director, Musical group  
Victor BVE-67510 10-in. 2/18/1931 I keep remembering (Someone I should forget) Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor, vocalist, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, saxophone, director, Musical group  
Victor BVE-67516 10-in. 2/20/1931 Hello! Beautiful! Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist, session supervisor, vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone, director, Musical group, composer  
Victor BVE-67517 10-in. 2/20/1931 Star dust Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor, composer, instrumentalist, saxophone, Musical group, director  
Victor BVE-67518 10-in. 2/20/1931 I have to laugh (When I think how I danced with tears in my eyes over you) Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor, lyricist, composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone, Musical group, director  
Victor BVE-67519 10-in. 2/20/1931 Speak easy Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor, composer, instrumentalist, saxophone, director, Musical group  
Victor BVE-70621 10-in. 11/23/1931 Save the last dance for me Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, saxophone, lyricist, composer, Vocal group, session supervisor, Musical group, director  
Victor BVE-70627 10-in. 11/27/1931 Too late Bud Vandover ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, vocalist, session supervisor, instrumentalist, saxophone, Musical group, director  
Victor BVE-70628 10-in. 11/27/1931 Lazy river Bud Vandover ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone, songwriter, vocalist, session supervisor, Musical group, director  
Victor BRC-72225 10-in. 4/3/1932 When the sun goes down on a little prairie town Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor, songwriter, director, Musical group  
Victor BRC-72226 10-in. 4/3/1932 I love you truly Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band session supervisor, composer, instrumentalist, saxophone, director, Musical group  
Victor BRC-72227 10-in. 4/3/1932 Deep in your eyes Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo session supervisor, lyricist, composer, vocalist, director, Musical group  
Victor BS-73323 10-in. 8/25/1932 Forbidden love Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, lyricist, composer, session supervisor, Musical group  
Victor BS-75471 10-in. 4/26/1933 That little boy of mine The Vagabonds Male vocal trio, with guitar songwriter, Vocal group, vocalist, session supervisor, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-01162 10-in. 9/8/1936 Honolulu eyes Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer, Musical group  
Victor BS-01163 10-in. 9/8/1936 La golondrina Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer, arranger, Musical group  
Victor BS-01164 10-in. 9/8/1936 Sweethearts Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, Musical group, composer  
Victor BS-01165 10-in. 9/8/1936 I'm forever blowing bubbles Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer, Musical group  
Victor BS-01166 10-in. 9/8/1936 Nonchalant Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, director, Musical group  
Victor BS-01192 10-in. 9/14/1936 Lost in my dreams Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer, lyricist, Musical group  
Victor BS-01193 10-in. 9/14/1936 The road to paradise Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, lyricist, composer, Musical group  
Victor BS-01194 10-in. 9/14/1936 Will you remember (Sweetheart) Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer, lyricist, Musical group  
Victor BS-01195 10-in. 9/14/1936 Sylvia Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer, Musical group  
Victor BS-01196 10-in. 9/14/1936 Nursery rhymes Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 84 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "King, Wayne," accessed June 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106908.

King, Wayne. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106908.

"King, Wayne." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 June 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106908

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