Hy Zaret

Hy Zaret (born Hyman Harry Zaritsky, August 21, 1907 – July 2, 2007) was an American Tin Pan Alley lyricist and composer best known as the co-author of the 1955 hit "Unchained Melody," one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 21st, 1907 (New York City), Died July 2, 2007 (Westport)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-04354 10-in. 2/1/1937 Dedicated to you Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-04535 10-in. 1/29/1937 Dedicated to you Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-040692 10-in. 8/29/1939 The monkeys have no tails in Pago Pago Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-055145 10-in. 10/30/1940 So you're the one Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-055217 10-in. 12/11/1940 It all comes back to me now Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-055481 10-in. 3/14/1941 My sister and I Anita Boyer ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-055526 10-in. 8/19/1940 There I go Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-056447 10-in. 10/7/1940 So you're the one Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-057053 10-in. 10/29/1940 There I go Kenny Baker Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BS-058236 10-in. 12/6/1940 It all comes back to me now Barry Wood Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BS-058304 10-in. 12/4/1940 It all comes back to me now Ruth Gaylor ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-060958 10-in. 3/4/1941 My sister and I Bob Chester Orchestra ; Bill Darnell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-062757 10-in. 3/14/1941 My sister and I Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-062775 10-in. 3/26/1941 My sister and I Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey ; Rhythm Reys Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-065047 10-in. 4/24/1941 It all comes back to me now Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band songwriter  
Victor BS-066821 10-in. 7/14/1941 Yo te amo, oh! Baby Dorothy Allen ; New Music [Shep Fields] Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-066832 10-in. 7/14/1941 Yo te amo, oh!, Baby Four King Sisters ; Rhythm Reys Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-073407 10-in. 3/5/1942 You can't hold a memory in your arms Joan Merrill Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-073425 10-in. 3/11/1942 Be brave, beloved Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-073511 10-in. 3/6/1942 You can't hold a memory in your arms Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Stuart Wade Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-074141 10-in. 3/16/1942 You can't hold a memory in your arms Art Jarrett Orchestra ; Brad Henry Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-074190 10-in. 4/1/1942 Be brave, beloved Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor D6FB-2223 10-in. 5/24/1946 Katusha Sidor Belarsky ; Mischa Borr Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D6VB-2852 10-in. 9/18/1946 A home of my own Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Zaret, Hy," accessed February 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107403.

Zaret, Hy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107403.

"Zaret, Hy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 6 February 2023.

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