RIP: Phil Samuels

January 2nd, 2014, 2:37 pm by Greg

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.

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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…