Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock
Tags: 60s oldies garage rock classic rock rock rock and roll rock n roll american Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Domingo Samudio aka Sam Samudio, Dallas, Texas, USA. Although drawing inspiration from the Tex-Mex tradition, Sam’s initial releases were made for Memphis-based outlets. Backed by the Pharaohs, which comprised Ray Stinnet (guitar), Butch Gibson (saxophone), David Martin (bass) and Jerry Patterson (drums) - he had a US chart-topper in 1965 with ‘Wooly Bully’, a pulsating novelty dance song that achieved immortality as a staple part of aspiring bar band repertoires. The single became the act’s sole UK Top 20 hit, but they enjoyed further success in the USA with ‘Lil’ Red Riding Hood’, which reached number 2 the following year. The group later mutated into the Sam The Sham Revue, but the singer dissolved the venture in 1970 to embark on a solo career under his own name. Although Hard And Heavy featured support from guitarist Duane Allman, the set was marred by inconsistency and failed to establish its proponent’s talent. Domingo...

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