Saturday, November 25, 2006

Sammy Kaye Day, Part One

It's time for our first theme day around these parts, or at least our first well-themed day. Most days I like to post in free-form, train of thought ways, and you never know where that's going to take you, but today I have a well-thought out plan. Yes, it's Sammy Kaye Day! (No, not Danny Kaye. If you want him, go here.) This first selection is the most recent, and also the only one in stereo, allowing you to use both ears at the same time. You really should listen to this while you're putting up your Christmas tree. And can anyone tell me what has that little girl on the cover so fixated? She's not paying any attention to her stuffed poodle, or Mom and Dad for that matter. There's something very interesting at the other end of that couch. I'm guessing a new PS3. Or perhaps not. Anyhow, please download and enjoy Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra-Christmas Day With Sammy Kaye (Decca DL 74070, 1960). More to come...


  1. Great posts! Amazing stuff...

  2. Old albums like this one is the best, absolutely superb!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing this! My parents love his music and have a slow connection, so I'll send this on to them. :)

  4. Sammy Kaye is definitely one of the forgotten bandleaders of the 1950s era (big band/pop orchestra music of the mid 40s to mid 60s) that deserves a better fate among future listeners. Not as schmaltzy as Ray Conniff or Percy Faith, not as unique as Billy May or Nelson Riddle, but still has some interesting takes on the songs of the day. Thank you for the music!


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