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Sil Austin - 64% match to Red Prysock

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Sylvester Austin, 17 September 1929, Dunnellon, Florida, USA. A quintessential R&B tenor saxophone ‘honker’, Austin started his career by winning a talent contest at Harlem’s Apollo theatre. He learned his craft in the big bands of Roy Eldridge and Cootie Williams. In 1956 he reached the Top 20 with ‘Slow Walk’ and had later hits with ‘Bal Read more

Lee Allen - 31% match to Red Prysock

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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2 July 1926, Pittsburg, Kansas, USA, d. 18 October 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of the great tenor saxophonist session men of the classic R&B era, Allen played with a verve and excitement equalled by few musicians. He is best known for his notable instrumental hit from 1958, ‘Walkin’ With Mr. Lee’ (number 54 pop). Allen began his professional ca Read more

Jimmy Forrest - 22% match to Red Prysock

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Robert Forrest, 24 January 1920, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 26 August 1980, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Forrest’s early experience on tenor saxophone came in territory bands, including the Jeter-Pillars Orchestra, Don Albert’s San Antonio-based band and the group led by Fate Marable. In 1940, he joined Jay ‘Hootie’ McShann in Kansas City, where o Read more

Bull Moose Jackson - 19% match to Red Prysock

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Clarence Jackson, 22 April 1919, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 31 July 1989, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Jackson become interested in music at an early age, and received singing and violin lessons by the age of four. In high school he learned to play the saxophone, and upon his graduation in the late 30s he was hired by legendary trumpeter Freddie Webster to play alto and teno Read more

Joe Houston - 14% match to Red Prysock

Genres: Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1927, Austin, Texas, USA. Joe Houston was inspired to take up the saxophone after seeing Count Hastings playing with Tiny Bradshaw’s Orchestra, and lists Joe Thomas, Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker and Arnett Cobb among his other influences. By 1949 he became associated with ‘Big’ Joe Turner, and made his recording debut on Turner’s sole release on the Ro Read more

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - 13% match to Red Prysock

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 December 1917, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 2 July 1988, Los Angeles, California, USA. Taking up the alto saxophone as a child, his proficiency at the instrument attracted local band leaders even while young Vinson was still at school, and he began touring with Chester Boone’s territory band during school holidays. Upon his graduation in 1935, Vinson joined the band full- Read more


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