Sam Butera

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Sam Butera (August 17, 1927 – June 3, 2009) was a tenor saxophonist best noted for his collaborations with Louis Prima and Keely Smith. Butera is frequently regarded as a crossover artist who performed with equal ease in both R & B and the post-big band pop style of jazz that permeated the early Vegas nightclub scene.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 The Big Horn Sam Butera & The Witnesses 1
1959 The Big Sax and the Big Voice of Sam Butera Sam Butera 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 By Request Sam Butera 1
1992 Sheer Energy Sam Butera 1
1994 A Tribute to Louis Prima, Vol. 2 Sam Butera 1
1994 The Capitol Recordings Louis Prima / Keely Smith / Sam Butera 1
1999 Ultra-Lounge, Wild, Cool & Swingin', The Artist Collection, Volume 6 Sam Butera & The Witnesses 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 The King of Clubs Louis Prima with Gia Maione, Sam Butera and The Witnesses 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Equator / I Kiss Your Hand, Madame Sam Butera 1
1957 Ten Little Women / Love Charm Sam Butera & The Witnesses 1
1958 Good Gracious Baby / It's Better Than Nothing at All Sam Butera 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Hot New Orleans Nights Sam Butera 1

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