Sam Butera



Sam Butera

Rating
Active
1940 to 2010
Born
August 17, 1927
Died
June 3, 2009
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Biography
Saxophonist Sam Butera (August 17, 1927 - June 3, 2009) is best known for the time he spent backing Louis Prima and Keely Smith. He started his career in New Orleans, but moved to Las Vegas in the early 50's when Louis Prima called his brother desperately needing a band to back him at The Sahara's Casbar Lounge. Leaving behind the Shim Sham club and New Orleans, he brought the rollicking New Orleans Rock n Roll sound to Las Vegas and stayed active in show biz throughout the ensuing decades.

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Famous Hits By Sam Butera & The Witnesses

Famous Hits By Sam Butera & The Witnesses

Sam Butera January 23, 2016

24 Tracks

Too Young (Remastered)

Too Young (Remastered)

Sam Butera June 18, 2012

12 Tracks

The Rat Race

The Rat Race

Sam Butera June 1, 2011

12 Tracks

The Wildest Clan

The Wildest Clan

Sam Butera June 1, 2011

12 Tracks

Sam Butera & The Witnesses Play Music From

Sam Butera & The Witnesses Play Music From "The Rat Race"

Sam Butera November 20, 1999

17 Tracks

Louis Prima Presents: The Wildest Clan / Apache!

Louis Prima Presents: The Wildest Clan / Apache!

Sam Butera November 19, 1998

24 Tracks

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