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 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  
(Results 76-79 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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