RIP: Phil Samuels

Video of Capitle’s “Favor” by Real George

It’s a sad day today on the Nippertown music scene. First, we learned of the death of pop and jazz singer Jay Traynor.

Now we hear of the passing of Phil Samuels, bassist with one of Albany’s premier punk bands, Capitle. Also known as “the Surgeon General” and “Whiteman,” Samuels was also a big reggae fan. He left the Capital Region years ago, relocating to California where he died this week after a battle with cancer.

GO HERE for more Capitle videos…

GO HERE for the Phillip J. Samuels tribute page…

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