Sam Waymon

Real Name:
Samuel Luther Waymon
Profile:
Sam Waymon, a creative legend who has contributed to local, national and world culture. He arrived in Rockland County in the early 70s with actor/playwright/novelist/filmmaker Bill Gunn, for whom he performed as an actor as well as provided the score for one of the groundbreaking films of black cinema, Ganja & Hess (1973). Shot partly (and recognizably) in the Nyack Center when it was an active church, Ganja & Hess is the story of a black vampire, and much more.

A seminal work of black cinema, directed by Rockland writer/director Bill Gunn. It was honored as one of the ten best American films of its decade by the Cannes Film Festival but was barely distributed to American audiences. Later Sam appeared in and contributed music to Jonathan Demme’sPhiladelphia. The evening will include film clips, a Q&A between Sam and local historian Bill Batson (Nyack Sketch Log), and Ganja & Hessproducer Chiz Schultz, and will culminate with Sam Waymon and the New School Band in a performance dedicated to Nina Simone. Sam Waymon’s sister, Nina Simone

Born in North Carolina, Sam Waymon began his musical odyssey playing along with his sister, Eunice. His sister left North Carolina in the ’50s and traveled north to pursue her career. Along the way she dropped her given name and became one of music’s most influential and independent musicians, known as Nina Simone. Sam performed with and wrote music for his sister for over ten years but finally broke away to develop a style of his own that combines gospel, R&B, blues and jazz. Sam went on to record for record labels like: RCA, Polygram, and his own label Resolution records. He has worked side by side with legendary artists such as Miles Davis, Donnie Hathaway, Roberta Flack, Phyllis Hyman, The 5th dimension, Main Ingredient, and the list goes on and on.

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Albums

PIR 0687 Sam Waymon - Magic Man album art Sam Waymon Magic Man(LP, Album) Paterson International Records PIR 0687 UK 1987 Sell This Version
RR8644 Sam Waymon - Mood Swing album art Sam Waymon, LeRonald Walker Sam Waymon, LeRonald Walker - Mood Swing(CD, Album) Resolution Records (7) RR8644 USA & Canada 1993 Sell This Version
0036 Sam Waymon - Hell-Bound Train soundtrack album art Sam Waymon Hell-Bound Train soundtrack(File, WAV) Resolution Records (7) 0036 US 2016
Sam Waymon - Ganja & Hess (Original 1973 Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Sam Waymon Ganja & Hess (Original 1973 Motion Picture Soundtrack) Strange Disc Records US 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Sam Waymon - I Love You / You Can Count On Me album art Sam Waymon I Love You / You Can Count On Me Ninandy US 1968 Sell This Version
Sam Waymon - It Be's That Way Sometimes album art Sam Waymon It Be's That Way Sometimes RCA US 1969 Sell This Version
47-9756 Sam Waymon - Hey Love / Lonely For My Baby album art Sam Waymon Hey Love / Lonely For My Baby(7", Single, Promo) RCA 47-9756 US 1969 Sell This Version
Sam Waymon - Circus album art Sam Waymon Circus Paterson International Records US 1987 Sell This Version
B009 Sam Waymon - A Brother's Love (A Tribute to Nina Simone) album art Sam Waymon A Brother's Love (A Tribute to Nina Simone)(File, MP3, WAV, Single) Resolution Records (7) B009 US 2012
006 Sam Waymon - Feeling Good (Live At The Bitter End) album art Sam Waymon Feeling Good (Live At The Bitter End)(File, MP3, WAV, Single) Resolution Records (7) 006 US 2012
7FRL Sam Waymon - Wade In The Water album art Alicia Crowe, Sam Waymon Alicia Crowe, Sam Waymon - Wade In The Water(File, MP3, Single) Acroweflyz Productions 7FRL US 2018

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