Reminder: This is an ALL MUSIC, ALL DAY Thread
*Editor’s Note: wait, it’s supposed to say SAX … hot sax edition, sorry about that
From Girls With Guitars Guys With Guitars, and this week we focus on another smoking hot aspect of music: namely, those funky, sassy, brassy kickass sounds form the killer good sax players …. and we have a few good ones to start things off, beginning with one of my favorites, both in terms of artist and song, as well as the incredible sax work of one Jerry Eubanks. From the album “Where We All Belong” I present you with the Marshall Tucker Band …
… and who can ever forget the sound of Clarence Clemons on Brice SpringSteen’s iconic “Born To Run”
Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones knew what a good sax player could do for a song way back when … featuring Bobby Keys
Michael Antunes provided the sax licks for “On The Dark Side” by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band … short but ever-so-sweet
in 1978, Gerry Rafferty, formerly of Stealer’s Wheel, released his now iconic “Baker Street” with a guy named Raphael Ravenscroft doing the honors …
Back in 1973 it was Dick Parry on sax for Pink Floyd’s epic Dark Side of the Moon album, including the song “Us and Them”
Last but not least, we leave you with some epic work from Richie Cannata, the sax force behind Billy Joel’s “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant”
The list doesn’t stop here, of course … there was Junior Walker and the All-Stars, King Curtis and many, many others, and so on to this week’s “find your own nuts” challenge
Wolf’s “Even A Blind Squirrel Finds A Nut Now And Then” Challenge: Who’s your favorite sax player, any genre (and yes, “rock” and “blues” are really close together, thus the oft-used term “blues rock”) … time’s yours!
Tony’s Youtube Challenge:
Today’s Youtube challenge is to find a song to say farewell to one of our departed players. I’ll go first, and formally dedicate this song to Dee Ford.