Bill Snyder

Bill Snyder also known as William P. Snyder (November 7, 1916 – Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, May 11, 2011) was an American pianist, bandleader and songwriter of the 1950s.

Snyder studied under Moriz Rosenthal in Paris and served in the Air Force during the Second World War. Snyder first had a massive hit with Lorenz Hart's "Bewitched" in 1950. The song reached the top position on the Cash Box list of "The Nation's Top Ten Juke Box Tunes." Through the 1950s Snyder was America's most recorded light music pianist with nine gold and one platinum awards for his singles and albums.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 7th, 1916, Died May 11th, 2011

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1951 - 1963

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 143 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 81916 11/25/1951 Flying fingers Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81917 11/25/1951 Dizzy fingers Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82367 3/4/1952 Harpsi-boogie Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82368 3/4/1952 Ravioli rag Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82786 4/28/1952 A blues serenade Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82787 4/28/1952 Lonely wine Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82788 4/28/1952 My melancholy baby Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83374 9/10/1952 Close to my heart Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83375 9/10/1952 Don't say goodbye Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83376 9/10/1952 Portrait of Jenny Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83377 9/10/1952 Twilight time Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83844 1/19/1953 A handful of stars Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83845 1/19/1953 Count every star Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83846 1/19/1953 When you wish upon a star Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83847 1/19/1953 Underneath the stars Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83852 1/21/1953 The starlit hour Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83853 1/21/1953 Evening star (Wagner) Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83854 1/21/1953 Swinging on a star Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 83855 1/21/1953 Stars are on the windows of heaven Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 84955 7/23/1953 Star eyes Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 84956 7/23/1953 Liebestraum (Dream of love) Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 84957 7/23/1953 Amber Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 85780 12/27/1953 Driftwood Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 85781 12/27/1953 Mysterioso Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 85782 12/27/1953 Blue fiesta Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 143 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Snyder, Bill," accessed May 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209635.

Snyder, Bill. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209635.

"Snyder, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 May 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209635

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