Effective period / Period of releases: 1949English dance band singer
Born 26 March 1898 in London, England
Died 2 March 1972 in England
He became one of the most popular British dance band vocalists of the 1930s. He is particularly remembered singing with Jack Hylton and with Ambrose & 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.
Sam's voice is easily recognizable and it has been quite an easy task for discographers to identify many of the anonymous 'vocal refrains' on records by the less famous bands. With the publication of a full discography it is now clear that Sam made over 2000 recordings.