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 76-79 of 79 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||89696||4/4/1956||Light and sweet||Edgar Sampson Orchestra||arranger, leader|
|Decca||89697||4/4/1956||The blues made me feel this way||Edgar Sampson Orchestra||arranger, leader|
|Decca||89698||4/4/1956||Cool and groovy||Edgar Sampson Orchestra||arranger, leader|
|Decca||89699||4/4/1956||Happy and satisfied||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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