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Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye: 21 of His Greatest Hits
     

Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye: 21 of His Greatest Hits

by Sammy Kaye
 
History has not been kind to the sweet bands of the swing era, enormously popular in their time, but never given any critical notice, and therefore neglected by record company reissue people ever since, even though there is still a public nostagically clamoring to hear them. A good example is the band with the unlikely moniker of Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye. It

Overview

History has not been kind to the sweet bands of the swing era, enormously popular in their time, but never given any critical notice, and therefore neglected by record company reissue people ever since, even though there is still a public nostagically clamoring to hear them. A good example is the band with the unlikely moniker of Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye. It ranked behind only Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey as the most successful big band of the '40s. Nevertheless, Kaye's recordings are hard to come by. This compilation, done by a mail-order company and licensing RCA Victor (and one Columbia) recordings, partly redresses the wrong, presenting less than a third of the chart records he scored between 1939 and 1950. There were also hits in the '30s on Vocalion, and more hits in the '50s on Columbia, but the most popular songs -- among them the chart-toppers "Daddy," "Chickery Chick," "I'm a Big Girl Now," "The Old Lamp-Lighter," and "Harbor Lights" -- from the band's most popular period are here. There are even some modest annotations, and the sound has been spiffed up. For anyone else of Kaye's popularity, this would be the bare minimum; in his case, it's reason to rejoice.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/15/1998
Label:
Collector's Choice
UPC:
0617742005028
catalogNumber:
50

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sammy Kaye   Primary Artist
Don Cornell   Vocals
Billy Williams   Vocals
Glee Club   Vocals
Jimmy Brown   Vocals
Tony Alamo   Vocals
Kaye Choir   Vocals
Three Kaydets   Vocals
Laura Leslie   Vocals
Kaydets   Vocals
Nancy Norman   Vocals

Technical Credits

Jimmy Kennedy   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Richard Himber   Composer
Tim Spencer   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Marty Wekser   Producer
Michael Caprio   Cover Art
Hoffman   Composer
Sylvia Dee   Composer
Sidney Lippman   Composer
Carroll Loveday   Composer
Sylvester Sprigato   Composer
Milton Drake   Composer
Frank Warshauer   Composer
Gordon Anderson   Executive Producer
Helmy Kressa   Composer

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