Personalities | Sammy Price | Forties | Jazz & Blues

(Piano, 1908–92)

Samuel Blythe Price was born in Honey Grove, Texas. His recording debut came in 1929. In 1938 he moved to New York and became the pianist for Decca Records blues sessions. In this capacity – in addition to making his own recordings – he accompanied Blue Lu Barker, Johnny Temple and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, among others. From 1948 Price played in France on a regular basis and made frequent recordings for European labels – as a piano soloist, with jazz bands and with blues singers.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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