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 26-50 of 143 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 143 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Snyder, Bill," accessed June 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209635.

Snyder, Bill. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209635.

"Snyder, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 June 2021.

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

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