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 51-75 of 79 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||60232||10-in.||12/13/1935||Blues||Bunny Berigan ; Blue Boys [Bunny Berigan ensemble]||instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone|
|Decca||60999||10-in.||4/7/1936||Love, you're just a laugh||Chick Webb Orchestra||instrumentalist, alto saxophone|
|Decca||61000||10-in.||4/7/1936||Cryin' my heart out for you||Chick Webb Orchestra||instrumentalist, alto saxophone|
|Decca||61001||10-in.||4/7/1936||under the spell of the blues||Chick Webb Orchestra||instrumentalist, alto saxophone|
|Decca||61002||10-in.||4/7/1936||When I get low I get high||Chick Webb Orchestra||instrumentalist, alto saxophone|
|Decca||61123||10-in.||6/2/1936||Go Harlem-1||Chick Webb Orchestra||instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger|
|Decca||61124||10-in.||6/2/1936||Sing me a swing song (and let me dance)||Chick Webb Orchestra||instrumentalist, alto saxophone|
|Decca||61125||10-in.||6/2/1936||A little bit later on||Chick Webb Orchestra||instrumentalist, alto saxophone|
|Decca||61126||10-in.||6/2/1936||Love, you're just a laugh||Chick Webb Orchestra||instrumentalist, alto saxophone|
|Decca||61127||10-in.||6/2/1936||Devoting my time to you||Chick Webb Orchestra||instrumentalist, alto saxophone|
|Decca||85164||9/3/1953||Jasmine||Eddie Heywood Orchestra||leader|
|Decca||85165||9/3/1953||The moon was yellow||Eddie Heywood Orchestra||leader|
|Decca||85166||9/3/1953||You too, you too?||Eddie Heywood Orchestra||leader|
|Decca||85167||9/3/1953||The Continental||Eddie Heywood Orchestra||leader|
|Decca||89022||August 1955||Don't be that way-4||Benny Goodman and his Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||89026||August 1955||Stompin' at the Savoy-4||Benny Goodman and his Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||89585R||4/4/1956||The sweetness of you||Edgar Sampson Orchestra||arranger, leader|
|Decca||89688||4/2/1956||Stompin' at the savoy||Edgar Sampson Orchestra||arranger, leader|
|Decca||89689||4/2/1956||I'll be back for more||Edgar Sampson Orchestra||arranger, leader|
|Decca||89690||4/2/1956||Blue Lou||Edgar Sampson Orchestra||arranger, leader|
|Decca||89691||4/2/1956||[Unknown title(s)]||Edgar Sampson Orchestra||arranger, leader|
|Decca||89692||4/3/1956||Lullaby in rhythm||Edgar Sampson Orchestra||arranger, leader|
|Decca||89693||4/3/1956||Don't be that way||Edgar Sampson Orchestra||arranger, leader|
|Decca||89694||4/3/1956||Hoopdee whodee||Edgar Sampson Orchestra||arranger, leader|
|Decca||89695||4/3/1956||If dreams come true||Edgar Sampson Orchestra||arranger, leader|
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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