Edgar Melvin Sampson (October 31, 1907 – January 16, 1973), nicknamed "The Lamb", was an American jazz composer, arranger, saxophonist, and violinist. Born in New York City, he began playing violin aged six and picked up the saxophone in high school. He worked as an arranger and composer for many jazz bands in the 1930s and 1940s. He composed two well-known jazz standards: "Stompin' at the Savoy", and "Don't Be That Way".
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 93 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-47530||10-in.||9/19/1928||Gettin' away from me||Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, alto saxophone, violin|
|Victor||BVE-47531||10-in.||9/19/1928||The boy in the boat||Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, alto saxophone|
|Victor||BVE-47532||10-in.||9/19/1928||Walk that thing||Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, alto saxophone|
|Victor||BVE-51298||10-in.||5/8/1929||Harlem drag||Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, alto saxophone, violin|
|Victor||BVE-51299||10-in.||5/8/1929||Hot bones and rice||Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, alto saxophone, violin|
|Victor||BVE-53600||10-in.||5/8/1929||Mo'lasses||Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, alto saxophone, violin|
|Victor||BS-74822||10-in.||12/8/1932||I hate to leave you now||Louis Armstrong Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with trumpet solo and male vocal solo||instrumentalist, saxophone|
|Victor||BS-96568||10-in.||1/24/1936||Stompin' at the Savoy||Benny Goodman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-101590||10-in.||5/11/1936||Stompin' at the Savoy||Chicago Rhythm Kings||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-03514||10-in.||12/2/1936||Stompin' at the Savoy||Benny Goodman Quartet||Jazz/dance quartet||composer|
|Victor||BS-010569||10-in.||6/14/1937||Blues in disguise||Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-010570||10-in.||6/14/1937||That is how I feel today||Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-010571||10-in.||6/14/1937||Hot Club stomp||Mezz Mezzrow Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-017454||10-in.||12/3/1937||If dreams come true||Benny Goodman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-018338||10-in.||1/18/1938||Don't be that way||Lionel Hampton Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||PBS-019042||10-in.||3/5/1938||Don't be that way||Ozzie Nelson Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-019831||10-in.||2/16/1938||Don't be that way||Benny Goodman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||arranger, composer|
|Victor||BS-022415||10-in.||4/8/1938||Lullaby in rhythm||Benny Goodman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-031445||10-in.||1/11/1939||Blue Lou||All Star Band||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-041971||10-in.||9/6/1939||Blue Lou||Wingy Manone Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-065908||10-in.||5/27/1941||Hey Doc!||Erskine Hawkins Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||D9VB-0047||10-in.||1/6/1949||Lullaby in rhythm||Jackie Cain ; Charlie Ventura Bop for the People||Female vocal solo, with scat singing duet and jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||W152686||10-in.||1/15/1934||When dreams come true||Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||W152735||10-in.||5/9/1934||Why should I beg for love||Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W152740||10-in.||5/18/1934||Stomping at the Savoy||Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sampson, Edgar," accessed December 9, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107270.
Sampson, Edgar. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 9, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107270.
"Sampson, Edgar." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 9 December 2023.
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