SAMMY KAYE - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 321732
Sale Price $108.00
The popular band leader signs with his familiar tagline "Swing + Sway"
Autograph sentiment signed: "Swing + Sway/Sammy Kaye", in black ink, 5¼x4½. Sammy Kaye (1910-1987), born Samuel William Zarnocasy, was the leader of one of the most popular "sweet" bands of the big band era. A popular performer on radio and in venues from New York (the Commodore Hotel's Century Room, The Roosevelt Grill, etc.) to the Hollywood Palladium to cities across America, Kaye received his "million dollar tagline", "Swing and Sway With Sammy Kaye", from an announcer at the Cabin Club in Cleveland, Ohio. Kaye was as well known for his audience-participation novelty, "So You Want to Lead a Band?", as he was for his hits, which included "It Isn't Fair", "Daddy", "Room Full of Roses", "Charade" and "Harbor Lights". In addition to being a prolific recording artist for RCA Victor, Columbia and American Decca, Kaye and his band appeared in the films Iceland (1942) and Song of the Open Road (1944), and Kaye wrote songs for 1987's Radio Days. In 1986, he turned over his baton to Roger Thorpe, who continues to lead The Sammy Kaye Orchestra today. Heavily toned on margins. Corners and edges worn and torn. Light surface creases. Signature haloed, but clearly legible. Small tear on top edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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