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Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
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Musicians
    (1961-1970)
    Born in Dallas, Texas
    Members in 1965:
    Domingo 'Sam' Samudio (November 23, 1933- ), vocals and organ
    Ray Stinnet, guitar
    David Martin, bass guitar
    Jerry Patterson, drums
    Butch Gibson, sax
    Recorded the singles 'Wooly Bully' (1965), 'Ju Ju Hand' (1965), 'Little Red Riding Hood' (1966), 'The Hair on My Chinny Chin Chin' (1966) and 'How Do You Catch a Girl' (1967)
    Sam was nicknamed 'the Sham' because he couldn't really play the organ, he could only play five chords.
    He was known for his campy costumes of capes and turbans.
    Most of the Pharaohs quit in a pay dispute shortly after 'Wooly Bully' became a hit.
    After the Six Day War between Israel and Egypt (1967), the band changed its name to the more politically correct Sam the Sham Revue.
    'Wooly Bully' was Billboard's Single of the Year.
    Although they are often (mis)remembered as one-hit wonders, the leering 'Little Red Riding Hood' was another smash, reaching #2 in Billboard and #1 in Cash Box.
    Samudio won a Grammy for writing the liner notes to his solo album 'Sam Hard and Heavy.' (1972)

Credit: C. Fishel


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