Real name: Samuel Gary, jr
Effective period / Period of releases: 1957Samuel Gary, best known as "Gary" (nobody called him "Sam"!)
b. February 19, 1917 in Florida (Bainbridge, Georgia)
d. July 20 or 21 [?], 1986 in Aiken, South Carolina.
Sam Gary (February 19, 1917 – July 20, 1986) was an American blues and folk singer known for his collaboration with Josh White.
Born in Florida, Gary in the 1940s was a member of Josh White and His Carolinians and the Almanac Singers. In 1955, and as a soloist he was produced by Dean Gitter and with guitar accompaniment by Josh White, recorded an album for the British record label Esquire. One year later it was released in the U.S. on Tom Wilson's Transition Records.