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Sam Theard

Samuel Allen Theard (October 10, 1904 – December 7, 1982) was an American singer, songwriter, actor, and comedian. He performed under the names Lovin' Sam Theard, Spo-Dee-O-Dee, and others.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 10th, 1904 (New Orleans), Died December 7th, 1982 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, vocalist, lyricist, songwriter, guitar

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-70195 10-in. 8/28/1931 You rascal you Henry Allen ; Luis Russell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor CS-74878 12-in. 12/21/1932 Medley of Armstrong hits Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and trumpet solo composer, lyricist  
Victor LBS-74879 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 12/21/1932 Medley of Armstrong hits Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and trumpet solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-020150 10-in. 3/14/1938 Walkin' back home Burns Campbell Orchestra ; Lovin' Sam Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-020151 10-in. 3/14/1938 Big Time Rose Burns Campbell Orchestra ; Lovin' Sam Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-020152 10-in. 3/14/1938 You turned your back on me Burns Campbell Orchestra ; Lovin' Sam Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-020153 10-in. 3/14/1938 You're gonna be a rascal till you die Burns Campbell Orchestra ; Lovin' Sam Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-020154 10-in. 3/14/1938 You're solid with me Burns Campbell Orchestra ; Lovin' Sam Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-020155 10-in. 3/14/1938 That's Chicago's South Side Burns Campbell Orchestra ; Lovin' Sam Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Columbia W150593 10-in. 6/16/1930 You rascal you Socks Wilson Male vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W151839 10-in. 10/14/1931 You rascal you Jack Teagarden Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer, lyricist  
Columbia W152082 10-in. 1/19/1932 (I'll be glad when you're dead) You rascal you Howard Joyner Male vocal solo, with cornet and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W365050 10-in. 6/30/1931 You rascal you Mound City Blue Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer, lyricist  
OKeh W404219 10-in. 6/18/1930 You rascal you Clarence Williams Male vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh W404871 10-in. 4/28/1931 I'll be glad when you're dead, you rascal you Louis Armstrong Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
OKeh W405124 10-in. 1/19/1932 You rascal you (I'll be glad when you're dead) Skeeter Skoot Male vocal solo, with cornet and piano composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C3276 10-in. 4/10/1929 That’ll get it Cow Cow Davenport ; Sam Theard Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C3277 10-in. 4/10/1929 I’m gonna tell you in front so you won’t feel hurt behind Cow Cow Davenport ; Sam Theard Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C3288 10-in. 4/13/1929 She’s givin’ it away Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C3293 10-in. 4/13/1929 State Street blues Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Brunswick C3310 10-in. 4/18/1929 She skuffles that ruff Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C3311 10-in. 4/18/1929 What you gonna do? Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Brunswick C3420 10-in. 5/1/1929 She’s givin’ it away Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar vocalist  
Brunswick C3421 10-in. 5/2/1929 What you gonna do? Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C3510 10-in. 5/18/1929 Get your mind on it Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Theard, Sam," accessed November 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107430.

Theard, Sam. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107430.

"Theard, Sam." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 November 2020.

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