Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs

By Bob Fagan

 

Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs are remembered chiefly for their 1965 big hit “Wooly Bully.”. Often overlooked by the critics, Sam the Sam and the Pharaohs were in fact a fine Texas-styled dance band with their roots in R&B and the pop hits of the late 50s and early 60s.

 

Domingo “Sam the Sham” Samudio was born in Dallas, TX and is of Mexican American descent. In 1963 he joined the band Andy and the Nightriders as an organ player. The band knew him through another member, Vincent Lopez, who had played in an early version of... Read More

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