Homer Louis Randholph III, 3 June 1927, Paducah, Kentucky, USA, d. 3 July 2007, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Known as Mr. Saxophone, Randolph was of that self-contained caste that improvised the orthodox Nashville sound from a notation peculiar to city studios, and thus had first refusal on countless daily record dates in Music City USA until well into the 60s. Although the western swing element of C&W had always admitted woodwinds, his employment was vital in widening the genres range of instrumentation, as the country capital beckoned purveyors of more generalized pop. Indeed, as a solo star, Randolph entered the US pop charts himself with 1963s Yakety Sax tour de force. As well as refashioning on disc the diversity of Tequila, Hi-Heel Sneakers, Willie And The Hand Jive and Bridge Over Troubled Water, he also ventured into the soul field with a version of...
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