Red Prysock Similar Artists

Sil Austin - 74% match to Red Prysock

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
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

Tiny Bradshaw - 43% match to Red Prysock

Genres: R&B / Soul Vocals Blues Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Myron Bradshaw, 23 September 1905, Youngstown, Ohio, USA, d. 26 November 1958, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. While studying psychology at Wilberforce University, Ohio, Bradshaw became involved in the campus’ flourishing musical subculture. He joined Horace Henderson’s Collegians as the band’s singer. In 1932, he went to New York where he played drums with several ban Read more

Earl Bostic - 41% match to Red Prysock

Genres: Blues Instrumental
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eugene Earl Bostic, 25 April 1913, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, d. 28 October 1965, Rochester, New York, USA. The romantic and smooth sound of Bostic’s band, usually featuring the vibes of Gene Redd, piano of Fletcher Smith, bass of Margo Gibson, drums of Charles Walton, guitar of Alan Seltzer, and the marvellous alto saxophone of Bostic, was one of the great and distinctive s Read more

Lee Allen - 40% 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

Big Jay McNeely - 37% match to Red Prysock

Genres: Blues Big Band & Swing R&B / Soul Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cecil James McNeely, 29 April 1927, Los Angeles, California, USA. As a tenor saxophonist McNeely was one of the pioneers of the wild, honking style and acrobatic stage show that emerged in the dancehalls during the late 40s. The definitive tune of this style was ‘The Deacon’s Hop’, which reached number 1 in the Billboard R&B chart in 1949. His ‘Wild W Read more

Jimmy Forrest - 24% match to Red Prysock

Genres: 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

Willis Jackson - 22% match to Red Prysock

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 April 1928, Miami, Florida, USA, d. 25 October 1987, New York City, New York, USA. From his late teenage, Willis ‘Gator’ Jackson played tenor saxophone in many bands in his home state before attending university where he studied music theory. From the late 40s into the mid-50s he played in various editions of the small band led by Cootie Williams. Overlapping th Read more

Esther Phillips - 17% match to Red Prysock

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues Pop / Rock Disco Television
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Esther Mae Jones, 23 December 1935, Galveston, Texas, USA, d. 7 August 1984, Carson, California, USA. This distinctive vocalist was discovered by band leader Johnny Otis. She joined his revue in 1949 where, performing as Little Esther, the teenage singer recorded two number 1 R&B singles, ‘Double Crossing Blues’ and ‘Mistrustin’ Blues’. She then Read more

Little Esther - 17% match to Red Prysock

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues Pop / Rock
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Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - 16% match to Red Prysock

Genres: Blues Jazz R&B / Soul Big Band & Swing
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

Buddy Johnson - 12% match to Red Prysock

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Woodrow Wilson Johnson, 10 January 1915, Darlington, South Carolina, USA, d. 9 February 1977, New York City, New York, USA. Pianist in several dance bands of the 30s, Johnson visited Europe with the Cotton Club Revue and later formed his own big band. Although popular with dancers at Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom Johnson’s band was not especially jazz-orientated and neit Read more

Lucky Millinder - 11% match to Red Prysock

Genres: Drama R&B / Soul Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sam Butera - 11% match to Red Prysock

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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