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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: vocalist, composer, lyricist, songwriter, guitar, speaker

Recordings

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 TC3486 10-in. 5/13/1929 Get your mind on it Lovin’ Sam Male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter  
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  
Brunswick C3511 10-in. 5/18/1929 Doodle it back Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C3734 10-in. 6/27/1929 Gimme a l’il taste Market Street Boys ; Al Miller Male vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and piano composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C3735 10-in. 6/27/1929 Thirty First and State Market Street Boys ; Al Miller Male vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and piano composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C3754 10-in. 6/29/1929 I ain’t no ice man Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C3755 10-in. 6/29/1929 Hot dog man Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C3840 10-in. 7/11/1929 The lover and the beggar Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C3841 10-in. 7/11/1929 The lover and the beggar Sam Theard Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C3842 10-in. 7/10/1929 Let me fix that thing Market Street Boys ; Al Miller Male vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and piano composer  
Brunswick C3843 10-in. 7/10/1929 It must be good Market Street Boys ; Al Miller Male vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and piano composer  
Brunswick C3852 10-in. 7/12/1929 You rascal, you Sam Theard Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C3853 10-in. 7/12/1929 You rascal, you Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick TC3922 10-in. 7/22/1929 Back biten [sic] Cow Cow Davenport ; Sam Theard Comic dialogue speaker  
Brunswick TC3928 10-in. 7/22/1929 Back bitin’ Cow Cow Davenport ; Sam Theard Comic dialogue speaker  
Brunswick C3938 10-in. 7/23/1929 Gimme a l’il taste Market Street Boys ; Al Miller Male vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and piano composer  
Brunswick C4002 10-in. 8/7/1929 Billie the grinder Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Brunswick C4031 10-in. 8/12/1929 The new how long, how long blues Scrapper Blackwell ; Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano songwriter  
Brunswick C4107 10-in. 8/16/1929 Let me fix that thing Market Street Boys ; Al Miller Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer  
Brunswick C4400 10-in. 9/9/1929 I’m goin’ back and get some more Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C4401 10-in. 9/9/1929 Huggin’ and kissin’ and gwine on Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C4402 10-in. 9/10/1929 Billie the grinder Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Brunswick C4635 10-in. 10/10/1929 Ain’t nobody got nothin’ Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer  
Brunswick C4636 10-in. 10/10/1929 Get it in front Lovin’ Sam from Down in ‘Bam Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Brunswick C5950 10-in. 7/29/1930 You rascal, you Jimmie Noone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C5951 10-in. 7/29/1930 Bring it on home to your grandma Jimmie Noone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C5998 10-in. Aug. 1930 You rascal you Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C5999 10-in. Aug. 1930 She can love so good Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C6079 10-in. Sept. 1930 She can love so good Hokum Jug Band ; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon ; Tampa Red Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E37221 10-in. 9/23/1931 You rascal, you Cab Calloway Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Decca 90711 10-in. 4/5/1936 New rubbing on that darned old thing Oscar's Chicago Swingers vocalist  
Decca 90712 10-in. 5/5/1936 I wonder who's boogiein' my woogie Oscar's Chicago Swingers vocalist  
Decca 90796 10-in. 7/9/1936 Try some of that Oscar's Chicago Swingers vocalist  
Decca 90797 10-in. 7/9/1936 My gal's been foolin' me Kokomo Arnold vocalist  
Decca 93029 10-in. 6/4/1940 Spo-de-o-dee Tiny Parham vocalist  
Decca C 9424 10-in. 9/10/1934 I'm gonna run you down Sam Theard vocalist  
Decca C 9425 10-in. 9/10/1934 Rubbin' on the darned old thing Sam Theard vocalist  
Decca C 9483 10-in. 9/17/1934 That rhythm gal Sam Theard vocalist  
Decca C 9484 10-in. 9/17/1934 Till I die Sam Theard vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Theard, Sam," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107430.

Theard, Sam. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107430.

"Theard, Sam." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107430

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