You're all wrong. The best sax solo is on Jay Randall's version of 'Crazy Face', which is possibly the best swamp pop record not on Another Saturday Night. A wonderful break which uses just the one note for much of the solo. You can find it on The Lanor Records Story. Er... at least I think it's a sax....
Yes, Sam Cooke and a great sax solo on one of the few good records with Twist in the title. The sax player sounds like King Curtis but I have a feeling that it's somebody else, not nearly so well known
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and yes again, James Brown with Maceo Parker at his best , and we shouldn't forget the two of them locking horns again on 'Papa's Got a Brand New Bag' a few months later.
Three classic girlie hits with sax:
"Respect" - Aretha Franklin's version - a great sax interlude
"Careless Whisper" - Back when we thought George was straight...
"Vem vet" - Lisa Ekdahl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edcc3hopnH4 The song that made Lisa world famous (in Scandinavia) and which you could not escape in the early 90s. Wait, is that a sax or a trumpet? In my memory it was a sax, but relistening to it I think it's a trumpet... Well, it's a great song so I'll put it anyway.
Since its beginning, everytime I read this thread, I see my mom on piano, singing Bei Mir Bist du Shoen while my dad wails away on his sax and can't get the song (their version) out of my head. (Another thread, head worms). I don't know if the Andrew Sisters' version had a sax in it. Finally I looked around on the internet and found this article about the composer of Bei Mir Bist du Shoen, Sholom Secunda. Not only is it an interesting read, it tells a tale of royalties lost, then found again - which is another thread - but oh well
Hello fellas..............just to let you know I'm still around having been out of the game for a couple of months since my wife introduced our PC to the delights of orange juice. It's still broken and unreplaced but I hope I can get back permanently soon. In the meantime this is a very short opportunity to be in front of a screen and having browsed a fair bit of the correspondance that has gone down in my absence this is the only topic I can immediately respond to, so here goes.............
I compiled a CD for distribution around the CD circle which contained a splendid early Jethro Tull track which amused and horrified the other group members and betrayed my early musical leanings. I stand by many of these, now widely derided favourites by here nominating, partly out of devilment, an alto sax solo by none other than the great guitar gunslinger himself.......... Rory Gallagher. Check out "It's Happened Before, It'll Happen Again" from Taste's On The Boards LP. No seriously go on !