Note(s)Sam (née Samuel David) Wooding (1895-1985) was an American jazz pianist, arranger and bandleader. In 1919 he formed a band which eventually had a residency at New York's Club Alabam. In May 1925 he sailed to Europe leading the orchestra that accompanied the "Chocolate Kiddies" revue playing a residency in Berlin and touring Scandinavia, Russia, Turkey, Romania, Great Britain, etc. Wooding left the revue in 1926 forming his own orchestra and touring Europe and South America and playing various residencies in the U.S. throughout the 1920s and 30s. Wooding earned a master's degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania and taught in the early1950s. He formed a duo with his wife vocalist Rae Harrison and the couple toured throughout Europe and the United States.
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