DADDY (song)

Daddy (Sammy Kaye song) – 1941

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“Daddy” is a song recorded by Sammy Kaye, using the band name “Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye”, with vocals by The Kaye Choir. It hit number one in the Billboard on June 21, 1941. The single was number one for a total of eight weeks.

The song was composed by Bobby Troup, a member of the Mask and Wig Club at the University of Pennsylvania, and was originally written for one of the Club’s shows.

The lyrics are on the theme of a woman named Daisy who entreats her lover or husband to buy her fashionable luxury goods.

Sammy Kaye recorded the song on March 31, 1941 and released it as an A side 78 single in 1941 on RCA Victor Records as 27391-A. The B side was “Two Hearts That Pass in the Night”. Glenn Miller and his Orchestra also performed the song for radio broadcast the same year. Harry James also recorded a version in 1941 on Columbia 36171.

Bobby Troup released his recording of the song in 1957. Troup’s wife Julie London also recorded the song in 1958. Other recordings of the song were by Joan Merrill, Frankie Masters and His Orchestra, Dori Anne Gray, Nicolette Larson in 1979, Joanie Sommers with The Bobby Troup Sextet, Mary Stahl, Danielle Westphal, Julie Anne August, and Deborah Shulman and The Ted Howe Trio.