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 26-50 of 79 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 0EA6383 10-in. 8/21/1938 Don't try your jive on me Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and organ solo songwriter  
Decca 38548 10-in. 9/5/1934 Give me a heart to sing to Ethel Waters instrumentalist, alto saxophone, violin  
Decca 38549 10-in. 9/5/1934 I ain't gonna sin no more Ethel Waters instrumentalist, alto saxophone, violin  
Decca 38550 10-in. 9/5/1934 Trade mark Ethel Waters instrumentalist, alto saxophone, violin  
Decca 38551 10-in. 9/5/1934 You're going to leave the old home, Jim-1 Ethel Waters instrumentalist, alto saxophone, violin  
Decca 38593 10-in. 9/10/1934 That rhythm man Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 38594 10-in. 9/10/1934 On the sunny side of the street Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 38595 10-in. 9/10/1934 Lona-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger  
Decca 38596 10-in. 9/10/1934 Blue minor-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger  
Decca 39138 10-in. 11/19/1934 It's over because we're through Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 39140 10-in. 11/19/1934 Don't be that way Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 39141 10-in. 11/19/1934 What a shuffle-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger  
Decca 39142 10-in. 11/19/1934 Blue Lou Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 39614 10-in. 6/12/1935 I'll chase the blues away Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 39615 10-in. 6/12/1935 Down home rag-1 Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 39616 10-in. 6/12/1935 Are you here to stay? Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 39617 10-in. 6/12/1935 Love and kisses Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 60054 10-in. 10/12/1935 Rhythm and romance Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 60055 10-in. 10/12/1935 Moonlight and magnolias Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 60056 10-in. 10/12/1935 I'll chase the blues away Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 60057 10-in. 10/12/1935 I may be wrong (but, I think you're wonderful) Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 60058 10-in. 10/12/1935 Facts and figures Chick Webb Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 60229 10-in. 12/13/1935 You took advantage of me Bunny Berigan ; Blue Boys [Bunny Berigan ensemble] instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 60230 10-in. 12/13/1935 Chicken and waffles Bunny Berigan ; Blue Boys [Bunny Berigan ensemble] instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 60231 10-in. 12/13/1935 I'm coming Virginia Bunny Berigan ; Blue Boys [Bunny Berigan ensemble] instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
(Results 26-50 of 79 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sampson, Edgar," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107270.

Sampson, Edgar. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107270.

"Sampson, Edgar." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

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