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 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 234 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-29709 10-in. 3/14/1924 Hula Lou Frank Ferera ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with steel guitar composer  
Victor B-31582 10-in. 1/7/1925 I'm smilin' through my tears The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-37928 10-in. 2/19/1927 Her name was Hula Lou Carolina Tar Heels Vocal and instrumental duet composer  
Victor BRC-53038 10-in. 4/20/1931 Beautiful love Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BRC-53058 10-in. 4/24/1931 Beautiful love Victor Arden-Phil Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-57201 10-in. 11/30/1929 Put a little salt on the bluebird's tail Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 4-6) director  
Victor BVE-57235 10-in. 12/7/1929 Funny, dear, what love can do Elmo Tanner ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus director  
Victor BVE-57253 10-in. 12/12/1929 Song of the islands Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BVE-57431 10-in. 11/19/1929 To be forgotten Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BVE-57432 10-in. 11/19/1929 Sally Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-57442 10-in. 11/22/1929 If I'm dreaming (Don't wake me too soon) Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 6 and 7); with male vocal trio (takes 1-5) director  
Victor BVE-57443 10-in. 11/22/1929 Wrapped in a red, red rose Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-57500 10-in. 11/30/1929 Somebody mighty like you Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-59909 10-in. 4/1/1930 Promises Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BVE-59910 10-in. 4/1/1930 On a blue and moonless night Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-62939 10-in. 11/5/1930 You are the melody (I am only the words) Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-62940 10-in. 11/5/1930 (There's something about an) Old fashioned girl Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-62941 10-in. 11/5/1930 Swamp ghosts Burke Bivens ; Wayne King Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-62946 10-in. 11/6/1930 Goofus Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer  
Victor BVE-62947 10-in. 11/6/1930 In a window, in a house, in Caroline Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-62948 10-in. 11/7/1930 The waltz you saved for me Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, composer  
Victor BVE-67507 10-in. 2/18/1931 Wabash moon Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
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 director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BVE-67509 10-in. 2/18/1931 One little raindrop Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
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 director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 234 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "King, Wayne," accessed October 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106908.

King, Wayne. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106908.

"King, Wayne." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 October 2020.

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