Sam Donahue

Sam Donahue

Real Name:
Samuel Koontz Donahue
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Sam Donahue (born March 18, 1918, Detroit, Michigan, USA - died March 22, 1974, Reno, Nevada, USA) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, trumpeter, arranger and bandleader. He is the father of guitarist Jerry Donahue.

Sam played with Gene Krupa (1938-'40), Benny Goodman, Harry James (2), then formed his own big band and recorded for Okeh Records and Bluebird Records. After the World War II, he worked with Tommy Dorsey, Billy May (1954-'55) and Stan Kenton (1960-1961) and many others. He recorded an album under his own name in 1958.
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Sam Donahue Discography Tracks

Albums

Sam Donahue Classics In Jazz (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1955 Sell This Version
HEP 14 Les Brown / Sam Donahue Les Brown / Sam Donahue - Double Date(LP, Album) HEP Records (3) HEP 14 UK 1977 Sell This Version
HEP 25 Sam Donahue Hollywood Hop(LP, Album, Mono, RM) HEP Records (3) HEP 25 UK 1982 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

505 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra / Mus 1/c Sam Donahue And The Navy Dance Band* Duke Ellington And His Orchestra / Mus 1/c Sam Donahue And The Navy Dance Band* - Hollywood Hangover / "C" Jam Blues(12") V Disc 505 US 1945 Sell This Version
573 Mus 1/c Sam Donahue* And The Navy Dance Band* / Stan Kenton And His Orchestra Mus 1/c Sam Donahue* And The Navy Dance Band* / Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - Lst Party / That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch / Southern Scandal(12") V Disc 573 US 1946 Sell This Version
745 Elliot Lawrence And His Orchestra / Former Musician 1/c Sam Donahue* Elliot Lawrence And His Orchestra / Former Musician 1/c Sam Donahue* - Willie / Bugle Call Rag(12") V Disc 745 US 1947 Sell This Version
OK 45-5020 Sam Donahue Stroll Blues(7", Single) Oklahoma OK 45-5020 US Unknown Sell This Version
293 Sam Donahue Put That Kiss Back Where You Found It / Scufflin'(Shellac, 10", Single) Capitol Records 293 US Unknown Sell This Version
EAP 1-613, ALBUM 613, 1-613 Sam Donahue For Young Moderns In Love Part 1(7") Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records EAP 1-613, ALBUM 613, 1-613 US Unknown Sell This Version
LC 6649 Sam Donahue And Benny Carter Sam Donahue And Benny Carter - Capitol Presents(10", Mono) Capitol Records LC 6649 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

ESQ 306 Carlo Krahmer With Jimmy McPartland, Marian McPartland, Stéphane Grappelli, Johnny Best*, Sam Donahue And John Dankworth Carlo Krahmer With Jimmy McPartland, Marian McPartland, Stéphane Grappelli, Johnny Best*, Sam Donahue And John Dankworth - The Carlo Krahmer Memorial Album(LP, Comp) Esquire ESQ 306 UK 1976 Sell This Version
73/74 Jimmie Lunceford / Sam Donahue / Jerry Gray / Skinnay Ennis / Machito Jimmie Lunceford / Sam Donahue / Jerry Gray / Skinnay Ennis / Machito - The Greatest Recordings Of The Big Band Era(2xLP, Comp, Red + Box) The Franklin Mint Record Society 73/74 US 1984 Sell This Version