From Bob Corritore
- RIP Sam Butera 8/17/1927-6/3/2009: Sam Butera, best known as Louis Prima's rippin' R & B saxophonist, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009 in Las Vegas. He was 81. Sam Butera's energetic sax style and gregarious personality enabled the ruckus raising, jump-and-jive shenanigans of Prima's fun-loving stage show. To see Keith Spera's in-depth article on the great Sam Butera from Nola.com, click here. To see a great video of Sam and Louis in a riveting version of "Oh Marie", click here, and Sam featured lip synching "Chantilly Lace", click here. To watch Louis and Keely Smith with Sam again featured on sax on "Zooma Zooma", click here.