Kenny Sargent
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Kenny Sargent
Kenny Sargent
L. Kenneth Sargent
Born(1906-03-03)March 3, 1906
DiedDecember 20, 1969(1969-12-20) (aged 66)
Dallas County, Texas, USA
GenresBig Band
Singer, disc jockey
Casa Loma Orchestra

Kenny Sargent (March 3, 1909 - December 20, 1969) was big band vocalist and saxophonist, primarily known for his work with the Casa Loma Orchestra in the 1930s and 40s.[1][2]

Sargent was hired by Glen Gray of the Casa Loma Orchestra in the spring of 1931.[3] He was the Casa Loma Orchestra's primary vocalist and a saxophonist in the late 1930s and early 40s. He had a smooth, high tenor singing voice.[4] He recorded many popular ballads, including "It's the Talk of the Town", which was high on the national charts. Other popular songs he recorded are "Blue Moon", "City Called Heaven", "When I Grow Too Old to Dream".[5] He performed the vocals in the first recording of the standard "You Go to My Head".[5]

Sargent left the band in 1943 to begin a career as a disc jockey, first at WHHM in Memphis, Tennessee.[6] He later was a well-known radio personality in the Dallas, Texas area at radio stations KLIF and WRR in the 1950s and 1960s.


  1. ^ "L Kenneth "Kenny" Sargent (1906-1969) - Find A Grave Memorial". 2018-10-09.
  2. ^ "Harry Sargent | Oral Histories". National Association of Music Merchants. 1995-03-22. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Simon, George T. (2012). The big bands (4th ed.). New York: Schirmer Books. ISBN 978-0028724201. OCLC 7738576.
  4. ^ Heilbut, Anthony. (2012). The fan who knew too much : Aretha Franklin, the rise of the soap opera, children of the gospel church and other meditations (1st ed.). New York: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 9780375400803. OCLC 755697724.
  5. ^ a b Tyler, Don. (2007). Hit songs, 1900-1955 : American popular music of the pre-rock era. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. ISBN 9780786429462. OCLC 76961274.
  6. ^ "(WHHM ad)" (PDF). Broadcasting. May 17, 1948. Retrieved 2014.

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