Notes for SAMUEL "SAM" CARMELL:
Son of Ben and Rachel (Carmel) Carmell.
Born: September 15, 1910 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.
Died: January 14, 2003 in Somerset County, New Jersey.
Buried: Van Liew Cemetery, New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey.
January 12, 1920 - 1912 Laker Street, Supervisor's District 2, Enumeration District 22, Ward 2, Precinct 10, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.
April 2, 1930 - 502 Livingson Avenue, Superisor's Distict 10, Enumeration District 12-63, North Brunswick Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey.
Occupation: Concert Violinist; Conductor of the Plainfield NJ Symphony.
January 1, 1930 - U.S. Army.
July 2, 1943 - WWII - U.S. Army - Newark, New Jersey.
Married: Olga Von Till Unknown in Unknown.
Sam was a violin prodigy, who studied at Julliard as a protégé of Fritz Kreisler. During the 30's-50's he played in concert and on Radio with a number of orchestras(NY Philharmonic & NBC Symphony, Voice of Firestone (ABC radio & TV) under the great conductors of the time - Toscanini, Stokowski, Pablo Casals, Beecham & Damrosch to mention a few. He was also a regular string man on a huge number pop recordings made by Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney & Sarah Vaughan.
SAMUEL CARMELL, IN RECITAL DEBUT; Native New York Violinist Stirs a Town Hall Audience to Outbursts of Applause.
N.Y. Times - November 14, 1936, Saturday
Section: amusements, Page 23, 428 words
Unbridled exuberance and excess of youthful vitality gave plenty of excitement to the playing heard from Samuel Carmell, a native New York violinist, at his debut recital in Town Hall last night. The strenuousness and animation of his performances roused the large audience to frequent outbursts of enthusiasm, but the unflagging energy and rhapsodical wildness of much of this playing often worked with detrimental effect, resulting in decided unevenness. (end first paragraph)