Sam The Bluzman

Sam "The Bluzman" Taylor was a beloved figure, not only on the New York blues scene, but around the world. He was generous with his time in teaching young musicians the ins and outs of the blues, and was a tireless entertainer.


Towards the end of his life, he kept performing. Often racked with pain, barely able to stand, he would come out on stage and play with the same energy and vitality that he always did - only his band knew how seriously ill he really was.

He was, and is, an inspiration to all performers of every style. The audience always deserves the best, and Sam always gave it to them.

 

When the crowd would start to cheer
That's the Bluzman
When the music filled your ears
That's the Bluzman
When your troubles left awhile
And everyone would start to smile
And you just couldn't help but clap your hands

That was Sam Sam Sam the Bluzman
That was Sam Sam Sam the Bluzman
Oh the magic he would use
Then he'd tell you, "That's the blues"
That was Sam Sam Sam the Bluzman

With his cap and his guitar
That's the blues, man
Kept us yellin' from the bar
"That's the Bluzman"
Tell me, how can you feel down
When the Bluzman came to town
And he'd smile as he came on with the band

That was Sam Sam Sam the Bluzman
That was Sam Sam Sam the Bluzman
Oh the magic he would use
Then he'd tell you, "That's the blues"
That was Sam Sam Sam the Bluzman

Now when things don't look so bad
That's the Bluzman
And through it all, you're feeling glad
That's the Bluzman
And the band begins to cook
You might want to take a look
'Cause you just might see a glow up on the stand

That was Sam Sam Sam the Bluzman
That was Sam Sam Sam the Bluzman
Oh the magic he would use
Then he'd tell you, "That's the blues"
Do your best each time you try
Or Sam be givin' you the eye
When pain is more than you can stand
Just take your cue from Sam
That was Sam Sam Sam the Bluzman


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