Kenny Sargent

Kenny Sargent (March 3, 1909 - December 20, 1969) was big band vocalist and saxophonist, primarily known for his work with the Casa Loma Orchestra in the 1930s and 40s.

Sargent was hired by Glen Gray of the Casa Loma Orchestra in the spring of 1931. He was the Casa Loma Orchestra's primary vocalist and a saxophonist in the late 1930s and early 40s. He had a smooth, high tenor singing voice. He recorded many popular ballads, including "It's the Talk of the Town", which was high on the national charts. Other popular songs he recorded are "Blue Moon", "City Called Heaven", "When I Grow Too Old to Dream". He performed the vocals in the first recording of the standard "You Go to My Head".

Sargent left the band in 1943 to begin a career as a disc jockey, first at WHHM in Memphis, Tennessee. He later was a well-known radio personality in the Dallas, Texas area at radio stations KLIF and WRR in the 1950s and 1960s.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 3rd, 1906

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 294 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-39851 10-in. 8/26/1927 Girl of my dreams, I love you Blue Steele Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-39852 10-in. 8/26/1927 Sugar babe, I'm leavin'! Blue Steele Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BVE-41828 10-in. 2/2/1928 Though you went away (You can come back to me) Blue Steele Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-41829 10-in. 2/2/1928 Beyond the sunset Blue Steele Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-41865 10-in. 2/8/1928 Be my baby Blue Steele Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-41872 10-in. 2/9/1928 I knew I'd miss you Blue Steele Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-41893 10-in. 2/13/1928 Where has my old gang gone? Blue Steele Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BS-74903 10-in. 1/12/1933 In Egern on the Tegern See Glen Gray Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-74904 10-in. 1/12/1933 Sittin' by the fireside with you Glen Gray Orchestra ; Kenny Sargent Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-74905 10-in. 1/12/1933 Where are you tonight? Glen Gray Orchestra ; Kenny Sargent Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-76380 10-in. 6/5/1933 My imaginary sweetheart Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray ; Kenny Sargent Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-76381 10-in. 6/5/1933 The night we met Casa Loma Orchestra ; Glen Gray ; Kenny Sargent Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W145097 10-in. 11/3/1927 Dear old pal of mine Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist  
Columbia W145098 10-in. 11/3/1927 Call me back, pal o' mine Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist  
Columbia W145116 10-in. 11/4/1927 Down the trail to home, sweet home Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist  
Columbia W145117 10-in. 11/4/1927 My buddy Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist  
Columbia W145248 10-in. 11/28/1927 Girl of my dreams Eddie Thomas’ Collegians ; Kenny Sargent Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W145249 10-in. 11/28/1927 Where in the world is there someone for me? Columbians ; Kenny Sargent Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia W145255 10-in. 11/30/1927 My buddy Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist  
Columbia W145257 10-in. 11/29/1927 Call me back, pal o' mine Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist  
Columbia W145263 10-in. 12/1/1927 Lonely in a crowd Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist  
Columbia W145264 10-in. 12/1/1927 Four walls Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist  
Columbia W145265 10-in. 12/1/1927 I'm like a bird with a broken wing (Trying to fly back home) Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist  
Columbia W145375 10-in. 12/13/1927 Lonely in a crowd Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W145376 10-in. 12/13/1927 Call me back, pal o' mine Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 294 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sargent, Kenny," accessed August 6, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107214.

Sargent, Kenny. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 6, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107214.

"Sargent, Kenny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 6 August 2020.

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