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

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  
Decca 85783 12/27/1953 Fire and ice Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87167 12/7/1954 The girl next door Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87168 12/7/1954 The high and the mighty Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87169 12/7/1954 When I grow too old to dream Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87170 12/7/1954 My own true love Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87171 12/8/1954 The eleventh hour melody Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87172 12/8/1954 I'll follow my secret heart Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87173 12/8/1954 My dearest Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87174 12/8/1954 I'll see you again Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87175 12/8/1954 Younger than Springtime Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87176 12/8/1954 The moon of Manakoora Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87177 12/8/1954 As time goes by Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 87178 12/8/1954 Falling in love again Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100588 9/13/1956 Bewitched Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100589 9/13/1956 Take me in your arms Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100590 9/13/1956 Speak low Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100591 9/13/1956 The nearness of you Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100592 9/17/1956 Cocktails for two Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100593 9/17/1956 You're mine, you Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100594 9/17/1956 Why can't this night go on forever Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100595 9/17/1956 I dream of you Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100596 9/19/1956 Let's put out the lights and go to sleep Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100597 9/19/1956 Soft lights and sweet music Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100598 9/19/1956 Temptation Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100599 9/19/1956 The night was made for love Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100896 11/2/1956 Jade Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100897 11/2/1956 Turquoise Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100898 11/2/1956 Ruby Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100899 11/2/1956 Golden earrings Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100900 11/2/1956 Topaz Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100901 11/5/1956 Baubles, bangles and beads Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100902 11/5/1956 Pearls on velvet Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100903 11/5/1956 Diamond dust Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100904 11/14/1956 Ivory lace Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100905 11/14/1956 Amber fire Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100906 11/14/1956 Sapphire Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 100907 11/14/1956 Golden sands and silvery sea Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101305 1/10/1957 Cross your heart Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101306 1/10/1957 Fools rush in Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101307 1/10/1957 They say it's wonderful Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101308 1/10/1957 If there is someone lovelier Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101309 1/10/1957 Sweet and lovely Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101310 1/10/1957 It's time to say goodbye Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101311 1/10/1957 There's a small hotel Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101312 1/10/1957 Your eyes have told me Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101313 1/11/1957 Allah's holiday Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101314 1/11/1957 I'll be seeing you Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101315 1/11/1957 On the Alamo Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101316 1/11/1957 At sundown Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101772 2/28/1957 Hello Frisco Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101773 2/28/1957 Shine on harvest moon Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101774 2/28/1957 Ooh maybe it's you Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101775 2/28/1957 You stepped out of a dream Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101776 2/28/1957 I left her on the beach Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101777 2/28/1957 Tulip time Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101778 2/28/1957 Mississippi Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101779 3/1/1957 Tell me little gypsy Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101780 3/1/1957 Tell me little gypsy Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101781 3/1/1957 A pretty girl is like a melody Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 101782 3/1/1957 Hold me in your loving arms Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 102627 6/3/1957 That night Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 102628 6/3/1957 Interlude Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 102629 6/3/1957 Written on the wind Bill Snyder Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 102871 7/11/1957 Love is a many splendored thing Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 102872 7/11/1957 Symphonie moderne Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 102873 7/11/1957 Invitation Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 102874 7/11/1957 Away all boats Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 102944 7/23/1957 Theme from Man of a thousand faces Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 102947 7/23/1957 Fascination Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 102948 7/23/1957 Laura Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 102949 7/23/1957 Tammy Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 102950 7/23/1957 The song from Moulin Rouge Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 103999 1/10/1958 Shake down the stars Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 104000 1/10/1958 You feel out of a star Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 104001 1/10/1958 My lucky star Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 104002 1/10/1958 Stars in my eyes Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105367 7/24/1958 Sea mist Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105368 7/24/1958 Urban twilight Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105369 7/24/1958 Chicago concerto Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105370 7/24/1958 Cameo No. 2 Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105373 7/24/1958 Clair de lune Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105383 7/31/1958 Hungarian fantasy Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105384 7/31/1958 Malaguena Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105385 7/31/1958 3rd mvt. from Rachmaninoff's Concerto No.2 in C minor Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105386 7/31/1958 Warsaw concerto Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 105387 7/31/1958 Fantaisie impromptu Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 107371 5/21/1959 The touch of your lips Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 107372 5/21/1959 A kiss to say hello Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 107373 5/21/1959 No kissin' blues Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 107374 5/21/1959 When I fall in love Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 107375 5/21/1959 I kiss your hand Madame Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 107376 5/21/1959 A sinner kissed an angel Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 107377 5/25/1959 Kiss of fire Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 107378 5/25/1959 Lovers symphony Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 107379 5/25/1959 The magic touch Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 107380 5/25/1959 Gimme a little kiss, will ya, huh? Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 107381 5/25/1959 The kiss tango Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 107382 5/25/1959 A kiss in the dark Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 113077 2/7/1963 My pony macaroni Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 113078 2/7/1963 Hudson River rhapsody Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 113079 2/7/1963 Grabbing at rainbows Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 113080 2/7/1963 Randy's theme Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9085 3/28/1956 This is me loving you Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca L 9086 3/28/1956 Fountain in Central Park Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca L 9087 3/28/1956 Sheer magic Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca L 9088 3/28/1956 Ridin' the offbeat Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca L 9095 3/29/1956 The window choppers Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca L 9096 3/29/1956 Cafe conversation Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca L 9097 3/29/1956 Choppin' up Chopin Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca L 9098 3/29/1956 Raggedie Ruthie Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca L 9109 4/2/1956 Iris Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca L 9110 4/2/1956 When I'm with you Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca L 9111 4/2/1956 Black orchid Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca L 9112 4/2/1956 Ginger Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Decca L 9248 6/1/1956 Reverie in rhythm Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9249 6/1/1956 The March hare-1 Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9250 6/1/1956 Chicago blues Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 9251 6/1/1956 My silent love Bill Snyder instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Snyder, Bill," accessed June 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209635.

Snyder, Bill. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209635.

"Snyder, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 June 2021.

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

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