Edgar Sampson

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 started playing violin at age six and picked up the saxophone in high school. He worked as an arranger and composer for many jazz bands in the 1930s and '40s, his most notable composition being "Stompin' at the Savoy".

Birth and Death Data: Born August 31st, 1907 (New York City), Died Englewood

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, arranger, leader, composer, violin, clarinet, songwriter, saxophone

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 79 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, violin, alto saxophone  
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, violin, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-51299 10-in. 5/8/1929 Hot bones and rice Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-53600 10-in. 5/8/1929 Mo'lasses Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin, alto saxophone  
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  
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  
Columbia W152769 10-in. 7/6/1934 Blue minor Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W152771 10-in. 7/6/1934 Lonesome moments Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 79 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sampson, Edgar," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107270.

Sampson, Edgar. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107270.

"Sampson, Edgar." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107270

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