To the Rescue
Sammy was born W. Sam Gilkey in 1939 in Macon, Mississippi. The third born in family of nine children, he is the son of a hard-working Methodist minister. Sammy's father moved the family to his new church in Vandalia, Missouri. In Vandalia, Sammy met Charlie Overton, later of 'Brain Storm', Charlie and Sammy performed with a local group for awhile. It was Sammy's energized performances and the audiences approval that propelled him to join 'The Crossfires'. Sammy's sister's and a cousin would join him on stage as 'The Soul Sisters' background singers. In the ninety's Sammy resumed playing with The Crossfires. They had a second 'Crossfires' reunion gig in 2002 at the Vandalia fair. The crowds turned out in droves. The group is still quite close to this day. Sammy's sister, Carolyn, moved to Phoenix; and in 2005, during a visit with his sister, Sammy met Frank Ace, who was living in Phoenix at the time. They became instant friends. Frank, who had just completed recording his third CD, 'Cry u out of my heart' agreed to record a demo CD for Sammy and introduce him to Chueffa Records. This CD is produced by Frank Ace, and his guitar work is tastefully woven throughout like golden thread in a beautiful tapestry. Also the saxaphone of Orlando Zuniga, with The Frank Ace Blues Band, make you want to dance. For pic's go to www.sammysix.com Thank you, F. L. Wallace CEO Chueffa Records P.O. Box 7462 Saint Joseph, MO 64507 www.chueffarecords.com.