All Recordings

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    Clementine (August 2021)

    Sammy plays flugelhorn on the group's sophomore single, "Clementine," a track inspired by the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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    Pretty Pissed (July 2021)

    Sammy plays trumpet on Emily Franke's track, "Pretty Pissed."

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    Akumu (July 2021)

    Sammy performs on this track from indie producer K I L O.

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    Break My Heart (June 2021)

    Sammy performs lead trumpet in this cover of Dua Lipa's "Break My Heart."

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    Cucumber (May 2021)

    6 songs. 6 music videos. 73 collaborators. "Cucumber" is truly my passion project. Click for more info.

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    Greetings From Suburbia (May 2021)

    Sammy plays trumpet on J Solomon's track based on his Tik Tok hit, "Greetings From Suburbia."

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    Almost There EP (May 2021)

    Just before the pandemic, The Side Hustle recorded their first (and last) EP. It came out in May 2021, and serves as a great record of what the band was all about.

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    Mother Nature (February 2021)

    Sammy plays trumpet on Emily Franke's track, "Mother Nature."

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    Christmas Medley (December 2020)

    In this Christmas cover medley, Sammy arranged the horn section, edited the horn tracks, and performed lead trumpet.

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    Watermelon Sugar (November 2020)

    In this cover of Harry Styles' "Watermelon Sugar", Sammy arranged the horn section, edited the horn tracks, and performed lead trumpet.

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    Winnebago Baby (November 2020)

    Sammy plays trumpet on J Solomon's track, "Winnebago Baby."

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    Exílio (November 2020)

    Sammy plays flugelhorn on Jack Fahey's composition, "Exílio."

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    Shining Star/September (EWF) (October 2020)

    Sammy plays lead and section trumpet on this mashup of Earth, Wind, and Fire songs.

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    Don't Stop 'Til You/Take Back the Night (May 2020)

    Funk Almighty's second outing brings you a mashup of MJ and JT. Sammy played lead trumpet, and edited the horn tracks.

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    Hummingbird (May 2020)

    Hummingbird was released on May 15th, 2020 and features 10 tracks with horn parts written, arranged, and performed by Sammy.

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    Faces (April 2020)

    Sammy plays the lead and second trumpet parts on the IU Soul Revue's virtual cover of Earth, Wind, and Fire's "Faces."

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    I Wish (April 2020)

    Sammy plays lead trumpet on a cover of Stevie Wonder's "I Wish" by the quarantine-inspired funk collaboration Funk Almighty.

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    Reflection (April 2020)

    A funk song based on negative harmony.

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    Yours/New Bed (February 2020)

    Multitrack cover of Benny Sings' "Yours" and "New Bed."

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    Home (January 2020)

    The third single from Albion West's album, Hummingbird. A ballad with horn lines written and performed by Sammy.

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    Fade (December 2019)

    Sammy performs on the track from Bike Wreck's eponymous album. He also appears on the track "G Funk 2."

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    Got To Be Real (November 2019)

    Sammy plays lead trumpet with the IU Soul Revue in their performance of Cheryl Lynn's "Got To Be Real."

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    Mrs. Lady (October 2019)

    Sammy performs horn parts on the song by Sloan & The Right Swipe Band. He also appears on another track from the album, Sweet N' Sour.

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    I Knew (August 2019)

    An original composition.

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    Midwest Dreams (Live) (July 2019)

    Performed live from SPACE in Evanston, IL.

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    Hey Look Ma I Made It (June 2019)

    A Mother's Day collaboration organized by Tanner Guss of The Happy Musicians.

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    Bootsy Collins' IU Fight Song Remix (March 2019)

    Sammy plays lead trumpet in Bootsy Collins' remix of the IU Fight Song.

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    T.R.I.P. (March 2019)

    Sammy plays 3 trumpet parts in the demo for T.R.I.P.

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    Tear the Roof off the Sucker (February 2019)

    Multitrack cover of Parliament's "Tear the Roof off the Sucker" featuring Alex Goldblatt.

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    Giant Blunt (February 2019)

    A reharmonization.

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    The Gennett Suite (November 2018)

    Sammy plays 4th trumpet in Brent Wallarab's "The Gennett Suite," a tribute to early jazz recording artists who recorded at Gennett Studios over 100 years ago. The performace was recorded as part of the PBS documentary, "The Gennett Suite."

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    Jerry Hey Recording Session (November 2018)

    Sammy plays in a recording session and masterclass led by horn arranger and trumpeter Jerry Hey.

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    WIUX Live Sessions: Side Hustle (November 2018)

    Sammy plays in the horn section for Bloomington-based band The Side Hustle in their live session for WIUX. The set features 3 original songs.

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    Midwest Dreams (August 2018)

    The second single from Albion West's album, Hummingbird. Horn lines written and performed by Sammy, including a trumpet solo. Here is the trailer that preceded the song's release.

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    Bootsy Collins' House Party at the 2018 Cincinnati Music Festival (July 2018)

    Sammy plays lead trumpet with the IU Soul Revue and the Bootsy Collins' House Party as they open up the 2018 Cincinnati Music Festival.

    Watch more:
    Interview with Bootsy
    Footage from sound check with Young James Brown
    More footage from sound check

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    Seattle (June 2018)

    The first single from Albion West's album, Hummingbird. A ballad featuring horn lines written and performed by Sammy. Here is the trailer that preceded the song's release.

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    Hey Suzy? (Live) (April 2018)

    Gavin Caine, Jacob Dubey, Alex Goldblatt, and Sammy perform "Hey Suzy?" live from The Pipe Room.

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    Onward (April 2018)

    Sammy plays 4th trumpet in the Brent Wallarab Ensemble's performance of John Raymond's composition "Onward" at the 2018 IU Jazz Celebration.

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    Qualia (March 2018)

    Sammy plays 4th trumpet in the Brent Wallarab Ensemble's live studio recording of Brennan Johns' award-winning composition "Qualia."

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    Really... (March 2018)

    A single from RSPYR, featuring Sloan Varsity and Gavin Caine. Flugelhorn on the chorus and outro.

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    Hey Suzy? (February 2018)

    A "wonderful sultry little jam." The song has been used by the popular Youtube Channel Suggestive Gaming as an outro, and continues to be heard by millions of viewers.

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    Soul Cobras - Cobra Style (January 2018)

    A collaboration with a Soul/Funk band from Whistler, BC which samples Sammy's playing throughout the song.

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    RSPYR - Silent Night (December 2017)

    A reworking of a Silent Night, produced by RSPYR and featuring Sammy on flugelhorn.

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    Off the Cuff (September 2017)

    Sammy plays 4th trumpet in the Brent Wallarab Ensemble's performance of Jim McNeely's composition "Off the Cuff."

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    SS7N - HAVA. (August 2017)

    A (questionable) hip hop track produced by Sammy Haig. The track went viral upon its release, and remains relevant in Cleveland.