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 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  
(Results 51-75 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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