Sam Butera (August 17, 1927 – June 3, 2009) was a tenor saxophone player best noted for his collaborations with Louis Prima and Keely Smith. Butera is frequently regarded as a crossover artist who performed with equal ease in both R & B and the post-big band pop style of jazz that permeated the early Vegas nightclub scene
Death of Sam Butera
Sam Butera died in Las Vegas at age 81. Sam Butera had Alzheimer’s Disease.
Luis Prima – Hey Marie (Sam Butera on the Sax)