Sam Morgan

Sam Morgan (1895-1936), was a New Orleans jazz trumpeter and bandleader. Sam Morgan’s Jazz Band recorded classic New Orleans jazz recordings in 1927 for Columbia Records. They are still influential. The band also featured Andrew Morgan, a tenor sax player, and Isaiah Morgan, a trumpeter. Earl Fouche’ was an alto saxophonist. Later, trombonist Jim Robinson achieved fame with Bunk Johnson and George Lewis] as well as at Preservation Hall. {Robinson’s cousin Sidney Brown Robinson’s cousin Sidney Brown (aka Little Jim or Jim Little), was the bassist. He later worked with George Lewis, notably on the Climax sessions of the 1940s. From 1930 to 1935, Morgan’s banjoist was George Guesnon. Fans of the time called it the “Young Morgan Band”, and it was one of the most well-known territory bands that toured the gulf coast circuit (Galveston Texas to Pensacola Florida).

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