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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 10, 1904 (New Orleans), Died December 7, 1982 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1949

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

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 98 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 vocalist, composer, lyricist  
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? Thomas Andrew Dorsey ; 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  
(Results 26-50 of 98 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Theard, Sam," accessed August 17, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107430.

Theard, Sam. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107430.

"Theard, Sam." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 17 August 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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