Kenny Sargent

Laurel Kenneth Sargent (March 3, 1906 – December 20, 1969) was an American big band vocalist and saxophonist, primarily known for his work with the Casa Loma Orchestra in the 1930s and 40s.

Born in Centralia, Illinois, 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 baritone 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 Dallas, Texas at radio stations KLIF (AM) and WRR in the 1950s and 1960s.

He died in Dallas in 1969, aged 63.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 3, 1906, Died December 20, 1969

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1942

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

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 300 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 68124 10-in. 9/18/1940 We three Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 68125 10-in. 9/18/1940 Our love affair Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 68126 10-in. 9/18/1940 When you awake Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 68127 10-in. 9/18/1940 The world is waiting for the sunrise Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 68142 10-in. 9/25/1940 Margie Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 68143 10-in. 9/25/1940 I'd love to live in Loveland Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 68144 10-in. 9/25/1940 Bye-bye blues Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 68145 10-in. 9/25/1940 Moon over Burma Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 68195 10-in. 10/2/1940 Head on my pillow Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 68196 10-in. 10/2/1940 Cottonwood corners Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 68197 10-in. 10/2/1940 Blow the smoke away Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 68198 10-in. 10/2/1940 I'd rather dream Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 68437 10-in. 12/4/1940 You say the sweetest things Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 68438 10-in. 12/4/1940 Not so long ago Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 68439 10-in. 12/4/1940 Magic mountain Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 68440 10-in. 12/4/1940 I do, do you ? Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 69760 10-in. 9/21/1941 I'll never be the same Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 69761 10-in. 9/21/1941 Just friends Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 69762 10-in. 9/21/1941 Memory lane Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 69763 10-in. 9/21/1941 Don't blame me Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 69838 10-in. 10/19/1941 City called heaven Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 69839 10-in. 10/19/1941 I found you in the rain Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 69840 10-in. 10/19/1941 The bells of San Raquel Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 69841 10-in. 10/19/1941 I'm through with love Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, vocalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 69967 10-in. 11/23/1941 Rose Marie Glen Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
(Results 226-250 of 300 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sargent, Kenny," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107214.

Sargent, Kenny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107214.

"Sargent, Kenny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

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