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Sam Goodman (March 1, 1931 - August 5, 1991)
Sam Goodman was born in the poverty-stricken coal mining hills of Bremen, Cullman County, north Alabama. Sam's brother, Howard Goodman formed his family singing group, putting together versions of the Goodmans featuring various combinations of his brothers and sisters, Sam, Charles (Rusty), Bobby, Ruth, Eloise, Stella and Gussie Mae, in 1938.
Singing News Fan Awards:
1979 Happiness Is (Canaan Records/CAS-9849): Introduction; Niagara Falls; White House Concert; Texas Snow; Underwater Lawn Mower; Pick-Up Truck; Ditch Diggers; Soap Opera; Introduction Of Song; How Great Thou Art; More Like Thee; Grasshopper McClain; Footprints; A Sleeping Beauty. (This album consists of mostly stories told by Sam).