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Sam Sparro

Australian-born vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Sam Sparro shot to fame in the United Kingdom with the release of his 2008 debut single, "Black and Gold." His style of music is derived from contemporary R&B, particularly his gospel-trained vocals, and often harks back to the '80s, but it's a thoroughly modern style, driven by state-of-the-art electronic dance production techniques and sounds -- hence the comparisons to Prince and the Gap Band as well as Hot Chip and Basement Jaxx. Born Sam Falson on November 8, 1984, in Sydney, Australia, at age ten he moved with this family to Los Angeles. The son of gospel singer Chris Falson, he got his singing start in the church. He also acted and danced from a young age, appearing in commercials and plays. At age 17 he took to traveling, going first to Sydney and then to London, where he dove headfirst into the music scene, temping at record companies, writing music at home in his free time, and clubbing on the weekends. His visa eventually expired and his money ran out, however, and so Sparro returned to Los Angeles, where he worked at a coffee shop and continued writing music. In time he met Jesse Rogg, who signed him to the independent Modus Vivendi Music label and released the six-track Black and Gold EP in late 2007. The title track caught on quickly and led to a recording deal with Island Records in the United Kingdom. Upon its major-label re-release in March 2008, "Black and Gold" had already begun rising up the U.K. singles chart, thanks in part to heavy BBC Radio 1 airplay, and in the weeks following its release, the single continued its ascent toward the uppermost reaches of the chart. In 2008, Sparro prepared and released his self-titled full-length debut album. In 2013, he returned with the old-school disco and R&B-influenced Return to Paradise which featured the single "Happiness." ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi
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this song has been stuck in my head since i heard it, thank you pandora. Sam Sparro kicks a**!
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sweet song
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Never Heard Of Him
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I would like to hear a whole Album of Sam Smith & Sam Sparro together!!! Maybe name the Album 'SAM I AM'??? JS;) I would ghost write one track for free if that could be made possible! Maybe 2???
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Inspiring and soulful, truely a gem of a song and now he's one of my goto Pandora channels. Thank you Sam Sparro
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Alyna Friday
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Say iPhone 5 times,pick a color
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Thumbs up GOLD
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Black and Gold is my JAM!!!
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love the song its a real creation
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mwhahahahha he plays for my team and he is really yummy
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blak guy?
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This it's one of those songs where when you actually listen to the lyrics it takes on a whole different meaning. Lol great jam.
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awsome song and he is born a day after me... but a whole lot of years before me. love the song.
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very good
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Probably one if my top 5 favorite artists of 2010
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squidjerky20 0 0
Where's his new album, Return to Paradise??!! !
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<3 Sam Sparro
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Love it
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Sam sparro is Australian not African American and when you hear him in person that's when you stop being stupid to think he's black
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Great song. ��
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Love his voice and this song is amaing
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ilovehisvoic e ♥ it's so unique
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I seriously love Sam Sparro. I'm really sad he's gay cause i'm marry him in a second :)
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This is like new age porn groove.
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sonyatomlins o n
make it go away
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Seems like this is a song to/about GOD. Check those lyrics & tell me what you think? And with the mention of how he got his start & his family background, I'd be very curious to hear Sam speak on the matter. Not that I ever base what I listen to on a persons beliefs, but it is inspiring to hear a person be bold in the faith!
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yeeaa i thought he was black lol
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Yeah, truly dope artist. I shot a short doc of the recent tour www.DanielDi c k e y . c o m
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I thought he was black too rofl
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the lyrics to black and gold are inspiring! i listen to the poetry of music more than the beat... kind of defeats the purpose of listening to music, huh?
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nyladyfashio n
Wow! Very smooth. Why haven't I heard of him before!?
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willowtree_7 7 7
nice, Skateboyy :)
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gthg20098
from listining to his voice i thought he was black! love his sound!
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ummm.... i thought he was gold.... this is awkward.
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willowtree_7 7 7
ummm....I though he was black...this is awkward. :D
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sounds like kid cudi, or should I say Kid Cudi sounds like him
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danig212
This song was in the movie Fame.
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I thought this guy was black, whoaaaaa.
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wyoflyhi
yowsa
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mmeadow5
now i feel silly for thinking ellie goulding came up with this song on her own ahaha
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absolutely love the song Black and Gold, listen to it again and again
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wow this is one of those love it the first time i hear it sort a track....
Go S.S
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is he gonna come out with a new album soon or what. i loved his last one
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Sam sparro is hott and so is the music cant stop listing to it
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BLACK AND GOLD
BLACK AND GOLD
BLACK AND GOLD!
GET THIS SONG! I HOPE HE GTS MORE NOTICED!
TUNE INTO Jessica Alice Nutt on Facebook to hear me sing this song and recognize what a great job Sam Sparro did! Subscribe!
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eningram
black and gold is my ish.
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I've been digging this guy for a couple years now. He is finally starting to get recognized. and tanosha he is white
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willowtree_7 7 7
okay, so is he black or not? he sounds black...
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PhantastiK! I heard sam here on pandora first on my little boots station ha ha! Pandora Rulez!
Now I've checked out everything i can find from Mr. Sparro.
His song about cotton-mouth had me roflmfao!!!
SUCH talent this young man has! So many different styles of music are incorporated into his songs.
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