Jimmy Preston had a short career on the charts but his influence lives on in the many rock and roll songs which prominently feature a wailing saxophone. This set includes Preston's top ten R&B hits, "Hucklebuck Daddy" and "Rock The Joint" (which was covered by Bill Haley & the Comets in 1952).
1.Rock The Joint
5.They Call Me The Champ
6.Let Me Call You Sweetheart
7.Messin' With Preston
9.Chop Suey Louie
11.Hold Me Baby
12.Do The Bump
13.They Call Me The Champ
14.Let's Hang Out Tonight
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Saxman Preston waxed one of the first legitimately traceable rock & roll singles with his scorching jumper "Rock the Joint" for Philadelphia-based Gotham Records in 1949. It's here, along with his inexorably swinging "Hucklebuck Daddy," "Messin' with Preston," and "They Call Me the Champ." ~ Bill Dahl
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