Sam Browne

Sam Browne (26 March 1898 – 2 March 1972) was an English dance band singer, who became one of the most popular British dance band vocalists of the 1930s. He is remembered for singing with Jack Hylton and with Ambrose and his Orchestra, at the Mayfair Hotel and Embassy Club, with whom he made many recordings from 1930 to 1942, and for his duets and variety performances with the singer, Elsie Carlisle.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1898, Died 1972

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-40179 10-in. 10/14/1927 Give me a night in June Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio (take 3); with male vocal solo (takes 1 and 2) vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-40537 10-in. 11/2/1927 We (My honey and me) Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-40598 10-in. 11/21/1927 Make believe you're happy Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-40599 10-in. 11/21/1927 Lovely lady Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-41134 10-in. 12/2/1927 My one and only (What am I gonna do) Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-41135 10-in. 12/2/1927 Thou swell Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-41195 10-in. 12/21/1927 Four walls Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-41584 10-in. 1/26/1928 Oh gee! Oh joy! Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-41585 10-in. 1/26/1928 Say so Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-42478 10-in. 2/24/1928 Speedy boy Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-42479 10-in. 2/24/1928 The grass grows greener (Way down home) Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-43111 10-in. 2/24/1928 Was it a dream? Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and chorus vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-43391 10-in. 3/22/1928 Happy-Go-Lucky Lane Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians ; Bob Treaster Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet and soloist vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-43392 10-in. 3/22/1928 Just across the street from heaven Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 0B1121 10-in. 10/1/1931 Yes, yes (My baby says "yes") Ambrose Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 0B1124 10-in. 10/1/1931 They didn't believe me Ambrose Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and female vocal trio vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 0B1219 10-in. 6/19/1931 I found you Ambrose Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 0B1389 10-in. 9/22/1931 The queen was in the parlour Ambrose Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal trio vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 0B2180 10-in. 2/9/1932 Trees Ambrose Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 0B3047 10-in. 3/18/1932 Songs that are old live forever Ambrose Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 0B3048 10-in. 3/18/1932 Won't you come home, Bill Bailey Ambrose Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 0B3493 10-in. 11/22/1932 Let's all sing like the birdies sing Bert Ambrose Orchestra ; Sam Browne Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 0B3495 10-in. 11/22/1932 I don't want to go to bed Max Bacon ; Bert Ambrose Orchestra ; Sam Browne Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 0EA5193 10-in. 2/5/1938 The girl in the bonnet of blue Sam Browne ; Jack Harris Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Gramophone 0EA6418 10-in. 3/5/1938 Little drummer boy Sam Browne ; Jack Harris Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Browne, Sam," accessed July 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110677.

Browne, Sam. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110677.

"Browne, Sam." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 July 2021.

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