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Sam Woodyard

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Sam Woodyard

Sam Woodyard has been played on NTS shows including Throwing Shade, with Hi Fi Fo Fum first played on 1 July 2017.

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 a rhythm & blues 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. After his time with Ellington, Woodyard played…

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Hi Fi Fo Fum
Sam Woodyard, Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
CBS1972
Hi Fi Fo Fum
Sam Woodyard, Duke Ellington And His OrchestraCBS1972
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