Sunny Skylar (October 11, 1913 – February 2, 2009) was an American composer, singer, lyricist, and music publisher. He was born Selig Shaftel in Brooklyn, New York. As a singer, he appeared with a number of big bands, including those led by Ben Bernie, Paul Whiteman, Abe Lyman, George Hall and Vincent Lopez. It was Lopez who changed the singer's professional name from Sonny Schuyler to Sunny Skylar. After the end of the big band era, Skylar continued to sing in nightclubs and theaters until 1952.
Birth and Death Data: Born October 11, 1913 (Brooklyn), Died February 2, 2009 (Las Vegas)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1955
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, songwriter, composer, lyricist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||PBS-042538||10-in.||2/24/1940||How did I know||Vincent Lopez ; Sunny Skylar ; Suave Swing Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||vocalist|
|Victor||E0VB-3649||10-in.||5/19/1950||Little Liza Lou||Spade Cooley ; Hal Derwin ; Spade Cooley Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||D5VB-0821||10-in.||11/5/1945||Amor||Dick Leibert||Instrumental ensemble, with oboe solo||lyricist|
|Victor||D9AB-2177||10-in.||8/18/1949||You're breaking my heart||Harry Prime ; Ralph Flanagan Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Decca||87256||1/5/1955||I do, I do||Sunny Skylar||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Skylar, Sunny," accessed January 23, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/344111.
Skylar, Sunny. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 23, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/344111.
"Skylar, Sunny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 23 January 2022.
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