Sam And Bill

Real Name:
Sam Gary, Bill Johnson
Profile:
An R&B vocal duo formed in Newark, New Jersey, USA, comprising Bill Johnson (b. 16 October 1932, Augusta, Georgia, USA) and Sam Gary (b. Columbus, South Carolina, USA). Sam And Bill were fine representatives of an interesting early 60s phenomenon in the soul revolution - that is, the emergence of highly gospelized vocal duos such as Sam And Dave, the Righteous Brothers and Knight Brothers. Johnson first recorded for Sun Records in a group called the Steps Of Rhythm. Gary was originally the guitarist for a group called the Soul Brothers. The two teamed up in 1962 and had hits with deep soul reworkings of two pop ballads, ‘For Your Love’ (number 14 R&B, 1965), which was a remake of Ed Townsend’s 1958 hit, and ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ (number 38 R&B, 1966). Their record company JoDa then folded and the duo broke up. Johnson recruited Sam Davis Jnr. (b. 10 December 1940, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA) to be the new Sam. This duo in 1967 recorded for Brunswick Records without success.
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Singles & EPs

Sam And Bill - Fly Me To The Moon / Treat Me Right album art Sam And Bill Fly Me To The Moon / Treat Me Right (Single) JoDa Canada 1965 Sell This Version
Sam And Bill - For Your Love / Beautiful Baby album art Sam & Bill* For Your Love / Beautiful Baby (Single) JoDa Canada 1965 Sell This Version
INT 18067 Sam And Bill - Fly Me To The Moon album art Sam And Bill Fly Me To The Moon(7", EP) Disques Vogue INT 18067 France 1966 Sell This Version
Sam And Bill - I Need Your Love To Comfort Me / Tryin' To Get Back To My Baby album art Sam And Bill I Need Your Love To Comfort Me / Tryin' To Get Back To My Baby (Single) Decca US 1967 Sell This Version
Sam And Bill - I Feel Like Cryin' / I'll Try album art Sam And Bill I Feel Like Cryin' / I'll Try (Single) Decca Italy 1967 Sell This Version
Sam And Bill - Who Will It Be / Things I'd Do album art Sam & Bill* Who Will It Be / Things I'd Do Capricorn Records US 1970 Sell This Version
Sam And Bill - Come On Show Me album art Sam And Bill Come On Show Me House Of The Fox US 1971 Sell This Version
076 Sam And Bill - Little Town Flirt / For Your Love album art Del Shannon / Sam And Bill Del Shannon / Sam And Bill - Little Town Flirt / For Your Love(7") Good Old Gold 076 US Unknown Sell This Version
004 Sam And Bill - For Your Love / Queen Of My Heart album art Sam And Bill, Rene And Ray Sam And Bill, Rene And Ray - For Your Love / Queen Of My Heart(7", Single, Mixed, RE) Mem-O-Ree 004 US Unknown Sell This Version

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