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Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs, Vol. 3 by Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs

Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs, Vol. 3 by Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs

Biography

Formed: 1964 in Dallas, TX

Genre: Rock

Years Active: ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s

Best known for their 1965 smash “Wooly Bully,” which helped introduce Tex-Mex rhythms to mainstream rock & roll, Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs were formed in Dallas by lead singer Domingo Samudio, who took the name Sam the Sham from a joke about his inability as a vocalist. The Pharaohs consisted of guitarist Ray Stinnet, bassist David Martin, saxophonist Butch Gibson, and drummer Jerry Patterson. Before hitting it big with “Wooly Bully,” a song about Samudio’s cat, they recorded the independent single…

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