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Sam Butera was the saxophonist and leader of Louis Prima's backing band during their heyday years in Las Vegas. Butera stayed on after Prima's most popular duet partner & wife Keely Smith left and Butera continued to play with him through the 1960's until Prima's death in the mid 1970's. Butera lead an active life and continued to perform regularly in Las Vegas and on tour until age made nightly forays less feasible a few years before his death… read more

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  • Let The Good Times Roll [1]
  • Let The Good Times Roll
  • R.I.P
  • Saw Sam and the boys in Tucson in 1999, I believe it was, and he wore us all out, then he came back an hour later and did it all over again! And at the time he was probably older than any of the Rolling Stones are now by about ten years!

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