Boots Randolph

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock
Tags: jazz saxophone sax country bop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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 genre’s 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 1963’s ‘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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