The successes that Danny Kaye found on the Broadway stage and in Hollywood led him to expand his career into other media. Since his repertoire of songs, mostly saturated with Sylvia Fine numbers, was growing in recognition with each film release and performance, it was only natural that he would join the recording artists of the time. The first experience in the studio was with Columbia Records in which he recorded songs from Lady in the Dark. In 1947 he started recording songs from his stage show and films for Decca Records and continued through the early 1960s. The recordings were released as singles and as compilations.