Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sam Butera R.I.P.

The great tenor sax man Sam Butera , who was the driving force behind Louis Prima for 25 years, passed away on June 3rd at 81 years old. Butera was not only a solid musician, but also a very creative arranger, responsible for some of Prima’s most memorable hits- “Jump Jive & Wail”, “Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” , etc.

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