Sam Fox

Zamecnik cover 1912
cover 1915
Sousa cover 1920



Sam Fox (1884–1971) started his company, first called Sandbox Music Publishing, in Cleveland in 1906. He worked with John Stepan Zamecnik (1872–1953), music director of Cleveland's Hippodrome Theatre. Zemecnik wrote music scores for the films shown at the Hippodrome, which Fox published. Zamecnik had studied at the Prague Conservatory of Music under Antonín Dvořák in the mid-1890s, and later played in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as a violinist under Victor Herbert.

Major successes were the 1915 piano piece Nola, by Felix Arndt, and Zamecnik’s Neapolitan Nights, Kisses, Valse D'Amour and later Lady of Spain, by Erell Reaves and Tolchard Evans in 1931. From 1908 until 1934 the firm was the exclusive publisher of John Philip Sousa’s marches.


Imprints, Addresses, Agencies


  • Sam Fox Publishing Inc.


  • Cleveland
  • New York

Plate Numbers

No plate numbers, but items are dated.

Plate Composer Work Year
Vargas A Garden Dance 1914
Arndt Nola 1916
Dulmage Karzan 1919
Sousa Comrades of the Legion 1920
Hager Swanee Smiles 1922

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