Sam Woodyard

Born 7 January 1925. Died 20 September 1988
Sam Woodyard
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1925-01-07
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Sam Woodyard

Sam Woodyard Biography (Wikipedia)

Sam Woodyard (January 7, 1925 – September 20, 1988) 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 performed with Paul Gayten in an R&B group, then played in the early 1950s with Joe Holiday, Roy Eldridge, and Milt Buckner. In 1955 he joined Duke Ellington's orchestra and remained until 1966.

After his time with Ellington, Woodyard worked with Ella Fitzgerald, then moved to Los Angeles. In the 1970s he played less due to health problems, but he recorded with Buddy Rich and toured with Claude Bolling. In 1983 he belonged to a band with Teddy Wilson, Buddy Tate, and Slam Stewart. His last recording was on Steve Lacy's 1988 album The Door.

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Duke Ellington
Cottontail
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Cottontail
Duke Ellington
Star Crossed Lovers
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Star Crossed Lovers
Charlie Fowlkes
Battle Royal
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Battle Royal
Britt Woodman
Star Spangled Banner
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Star Spangled Banner
Duke Ellington
Lady Mac
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Lady Mac
Duke Ellington
Up and Down, Up and Down (I Will Lead Them Up and Down)
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Up and Down, Up and Down (I Will Lead Them Up and Down)
Duke Ellington
Battle Royal
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Battle Royal
Duke Ellington
Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue (Live At Newport 1956)
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Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue (Live At Newport 1956)
Duke Ellington
Artistry In Rhythm
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Artistry In Rhythm
Duke Ellington
Wanderlust
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Wanderlust
Billy Strayhorn
Lush Life
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Lush Life
John Sanders, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Clark Terry, Willie Cook, William "Cat" Anderson, Ray Nance, Harold Baker, Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman & Jimmy Hamilton
Take The A Train
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Take The A Train

Take The A Train

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John Sanders, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Clark Terry, Willie Cook, William "Cat" Anderson, Ray Nance, Harold Baker, Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman & Jimmy Hamilton
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