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Sam Woodyard

dr, 1935-1988 US, Elizabeth, New Jersey
Musician of Jazz

Sam Woodyard (January 7, 1925, Elizabeth, New Jersey - September 20, 1988, Paris, France) was an American jazz drummer.Woodyard was largely an autodidact on drums, and played locally in the Newark, New Jersey area in the 1940s. He gigged with Paul Gayten in an R&B group, and then played in the early 1950s with Joe Holiday, Roy Eldridge, and Milt Buckner. In 1955, he joined Duke Ellington's orchestra, and remained the ensemble's drummer until 1966.

  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
The Biggest And Busiest Intersection on Second Sacred Concert by Duke Ellington
Serenade to a Bus Seat on Jazz The Morning After by Various Artists

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Cat Anderson Plays WC HandyCat Anderson, Harold Ashby, Aaron Bell, Sam Woodyard1997Album
Blues And Bounce!Marcel Zanini / Milt Buckner, Sam Woodyard1994Album
PatchworkMarcel Zanini Featuring Sam Woodyard1989Compil.
Timeless & Just Jazz International Present Swingin' The Forties With The Great Eight - Live From The Berlin PhilharmonieTeddy Wilson, Red Norvo, Buddy Tate, Slam Stewart, Billy Butterfield, Tal Farlow, Johnny Mince, Sam Woodyard1983Album
House Of Jazz Vol.10 "Duke's Moods"Raymond Fol / Michel Gaudry / Sam Woodyard1977Album
Midnight Slows Vol.7Milt Buckner / Guy Lafitte / Sam Woodyard1977Album
A Night At The PopcornMilt Buckner . Gérard Badini . Jimmy Woode . Panama Francis . Sam WoodyardAlbum
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