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Edgar Sampson

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However very long and varied Edgar Sampson’s career was, he became a jazz immortal exclusively about basis of the brilliant contributions he designed for several short years mainly because a member from the Chick Webb band. Sampson tunes like “Stompin’ in the Savoy” and “YOU SHOULDN’T BE THIS WAY” still evoke the comfortable yet swinging atmosphere from the big music group period like few others, and he was also in charge of “Blue Lou,” “Lullaby in Tempo,” “Blue Small,” and “If Dreams BECOME A REALITY.” Sampson began playing the violin at age group six, pursuing that up with alto sax research while in senior high school. He started working expertly as an adolescent inside a violin/piano duo with Joe Coleman in 1924, and spent a time of year with Duke Ellington in the Kentucky Golf club in 1925. He worked well his method through several rings, including those of Bingie Madison, Billy Fowler, Arthur Gibbs (in the Savoy Ballroom), Charlie Johnson, Alex Jackson, Fletcher Henderson, and Rex Stewart, until he got a spot within the Webb music group in 1933. There, Sampson produced his status as an arranger and composer, and after he remaining in July 1936, he previously become an in-demand freelance arranger for Benny Goodman (who produced huge strikes of a few of his music), Artie Shaw, Crimson Norvo, Teddy Hill, Teddy Wilson, and Webb himself. After Webb’s loss of life in 1939, Sampson briefly offered as musical movie director for Ella Fitzgerald when she overran the music group. He performed alto and baritone sax for Al Sears in 1943, and led his personal music group in NY (1949-1951). From the past due ’40s, Sampson experienced become thinking about Latin music, organizing for Marcellino Guerra, Tito Puente, and Tito Rodriguez with the ’50s; later on in the 10 years, he began leading small organizations. He recorded only 1 recording under his personal name in 1956, Golf swing Softly, Nice Sampson (Coral). Sampson became inactive in the past due ’60s when disease forced him to truly have a leg amputated.

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Date Of Birth October 31, 1907
Died January 16, 1973, Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Profession Composer, Violinist, Music Arranger, Saxophonist
Nationality American
Music Songs Stompin' at the Savoy, Don't Be That Way, Blue Lou, Cool And Groovy, Happy And Satisfied, I'll Be Back For More, Hoopdee Whodee, Lullaby In Rhythm, If Dreams Come True, Light And Sweet, The Blues Made Me Feel This Way, The Sweetness Of You, The House of David Blues
Albums Swing Softly Sweet Sampson


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little Boy 2015 writer: "If Dreams Come True"
The Restorers {They Were All Volunteers} 2011 Documentary writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy"
Mildred Pierce 2011 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Frankie Manning: Ambassador of the Lindy Hop 2010 Video documentary short writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy"
End of the Spear 2005 writer: "Don't Be That Way" - as Edgar Sampson
Cinderella Man 2005 writer: "Don't Be That Way" 1934 - as Edgar Sampson
I Capture the Castle 2003 writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy" - as Sampson
Livshunger 2002 TV Series music - 1 episode
Small Time Crooks 2000 writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy"
California's Gold 1999 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Myth of Fingerprints 1997 writer: "Don't Be That Way"
My Fellow Americans 1996 writer: "Don't Be That Way"
The Grass Harp 1995 writer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY", "DON'T BE THAT WAY"
Le confessionnal 1995 writer: "Dark Rapture"
Lucky Luke 1991 writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy" - as Samson
The Marrying Man 1991 writer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY"
When Harry Met Sally... 1989 writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy", "Don't Be That Way" - as Edgar Sampson
In the Mood 1987 writer: "DON'T BE THAT WAY" - as Edgar Sampson / writer: "STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY"
Joe Albany... a Jazz Life 1980 Documentary music: "Stompin' at the Savoy"
Stardust Memories 1980 writer: "If Dreams Come True" 1936 - as E. Simpson
Saturday Night Live 1979 TV Series writer - 1 episode
F.I.S.T. 1978 writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People 1976 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Slither 1973 "Stompin' At The Savoy"
Save the Tiger 1973 writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy"
Happy Days 1970 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Army of Shadows 1969 writer: "Stompin' At The Savoy" - uncredited
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim 1967 TV Special music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited / writer: "Don't Be That Way" - uncredited
The Danny Kaye Show 1966 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jazz Party 1958 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Kiss Them for Me 1957 music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited
The Benny Goodman Story 1956 writer: "Don't Be That Way", "Stompin' At the Savoy"
I Love Lucy 1953 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Frank DeVol and His Orchestra 1953 Short writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy"
The Pride of St. Louis 1952 music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited
The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue 1952 TV Series music - 1 episode
Tomorrow Is Another Day 1951 music: "Hey, Doc" - uncredited
I'll Get By 1950 music: "Stompin' at the Savoy"
The Stratton Story 1949 music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited
Gorilla My Dreams 1948 Short music: "Hey, Doc" - uncredited
The Drummer Man 1947 Short "Stompin' at the Savoy"
Melody Time 1946 Short writer: "Don't Be That Way" - uncredited
Sweet and Low-Down 1944 music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" 1934 - uncredited
Confusions of a Nutzy Spy 1943 Short music: "Hey, Doc" - uncredited
The Hare-Brained Hypnotist 1942 Short music: "Hey, Doc" - uncredited
The Impatient Patient 1942 Short music: "Hey, Doc" - uncredited
Double Chaser 1942 Short music: "Hey, Doc" - uncredited
Love on Tap 1939 Short music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" 1934
It's in the Stars 1938 Short music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited
Man-Proof 1938 music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" 1935 - uncredited
George Hall and His Orchestra 1937 Short music: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited
Sinner Take All 1936 writer: "Stompin' at the Savoy" - uncredited

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