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Sam Donahue

Samuel Koontz Donahue (18 March 1918 – 22 March 1974) was an American swing music jazz tenor saxophonist, trumpeter and musical arranger. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he is known for his work with Gene Krupa, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Billy May, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, among many others.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 18th, 1918 (Detroit), Died March 22nd, 1974 (Reno)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, saxophone, director, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 39 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-063743 10-in. 4/11/1941 Loafin' on a lazy day Frances Claire ; Sam Donahue Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone, director  
Victor BS-063744 10-in. 4/11/1941 Au reet Mitchel Paull ; Sam Donahue Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone, director  
Victor BS-063745 10-in. 4/11/1941 They still make love in London Frances Claire ; Sam Donahue Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone, director  
Victor BS-063746 10-in. 4/11/1941 Saxophone Sam Ken Meisel ; Sam Donahue Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer, instrumentalist, saxophone, director  
Victor BS-063747 10-in. 4/11/1941 Saxophone Sam Sam Donahue Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer, instrumentalist, saxophone, director  
Victor BS-065631 10-in. 5/20/1941 Do you care Sam Donahue Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-065632 10-in. 5/20/1941 Beat the band to the bar Irene Daye ; Sam Donahue Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone, director, songwriter  
Victor BS-065633 10-in. 5/20/1941 Pick up the groove Mitchel Paull ; Sam Donahue Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble. instrumentalist, saxophone, director  
Victor BS-065634 10-in. 5/20/1941 Six mile stretch Sam Donahue Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone, director, composer  
Victor BS-068190 10-in. 11/12/1941 Coffee and cakes Frances Claire ; Sam Donahue Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068191 10-in. 11/12/1941 Flo-flo Sam Donahue Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068192 10-in. 11/12/1941 Half a heart (is worse than none) Andy Blaine ; Sam Donahue Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068193 10-in. 11/12/1941 I'll never tire of you Andy Blaine ; Sam Donahue Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Decca 82345 2/28/1952 Come what may Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 82346 2/28/1952 Love, where are you now? Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 82347 2/28/1952 Hambone Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 82421 3/10/1952 Keel row-1 Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 82422 3/10/1952 Cuttin' out blues Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 82423 3/10/1952 Your Daddy's got the gleeks Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 82424 3/10/1952 Heebie jeebies Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 82425 3/10/1952 The blues don't waltz Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 82659 3/31/1952 I got big eyes Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 82660 3/31/1952 Deep in the blues Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 82661 3/31/1952 Homing pigeon Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 83201 7/29/1952 You could make me smile again Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 39 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Donahue, Sam," accessed October 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312585.

Donahue, Sam. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312585.

"Donahue, Sam." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312585

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