Sunny Skylar in a 1944 advertisement

Sunny Skylar (October 11, 1913 – February 2, 2009) was an American composer, singer, lyricist, and music publisher.[1] He was born Selig Shaftel in Brooklyn, New York. As a singer, he appeared with a number of big bands, including those led by Ben Bernie, Paul Whiteman, Abe Lyman, George Hall and Vincent Lopez. It was Lopez who changed the singer's professional name from Sonny Schuyler to Sunny Skylar. After the end of the big band era, Skylar continued to sing in nightclubs and theaters until 1952.

List of compositionsEdit

Among the songs he wrote (either music or lyrics) are:

  • "Amor"
  • "And So to Sleep Again"
  • "Atlanta, G.A."
  • "Bésame Mucho" (translation of the original Mexican song)
  • "Cry, Cry, Cry"
  • "Don't Wait Too Long"
  • "Gotta Be This or That"
  • "Hair of Gold, Eyes of Blue"
  • "I Miss Your Kiss"
  • "It Must Be Jelly" ('Cause Jam Don't Shake like That)
  • "Long Time No See Baby," Jack Lathrop & Sunny Skylar (w&m); © Mutual Music Society, Inc.; 11 October 1940; EU233963; OCLC 221026622, 39970427
  • "Louisville, K.Y."
  • "Love Me with All Your Heart"
  • "Where There's Smoke, There's Fire"
  • "You're Breaking My Heart"
  • "If You Loved Me" (English version for Polnareff's 'Soul Coaxing (Ame Caline)')