Wolf’s Wild Wednesday – HOT SAX Edition!

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*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.

Bonus Video: Dedicated to Veach

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CHIEFSandSABRES

Apparently this group Hollywood Vampires is coming to ABQ. I generally dislike Hollywood, but would like to see Alice Cooper. Anyone heard of this supergroup?

CHIEFSandSABRES

Can’t get the link to post.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

I have heard of it. Joe Perry of Aerosmith plays guitar. I think Johnny Depp does too. I heard it is a lot of fun.

CHIEFSandSABRES

I might check it out.

Team Player
Team Player

For EB. (I’m in denial a little, I guess)

BleedingRedAndGold

Two-fer for Ford:

and

vvet818
vvet818

Trombone Shorty, Blue Lou, Jeff Beck and an excellent sax…..can’t go wrong!

probablyamistake
probablyamistake

Jungleland: “The magic rat drove his sleek machine over the Jersey state line”. One of the best songs ever and Clarence at his absolute best.

Leaf
Leaf

While unfortunately not gone, I dedicate this song to our ILBs from last year

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

That is seriously one of my favorite albums of all time.
“Would I be a good messiah with my low self esteem? If I don’t believe in myself would that be blasphemy?”

Tyrone
Tyrone

Bloodhound Gang fan checking in.

I have/had One Fierce Beer Coaster, Hooray For Boobies and I can’t even remember the name of the first album now, on CD. I’ll have to google it. Use Your Fingers.

sportingchiefs

One of the best sax players I’ve ever heard live was a member of a big band that my wife and I saw in a tiny little jazz club in Prague. The funny part of the story was that we got seats right up next to the stage in a room of maybe 40 seats and after I sat down, I noticed my seat had a gold placard on it. The name inscribed in the placard? President Bill Clinton. He had made a stop at the jazz club at some point in his presidency and sat in that seat. They even had a photo in the lobby where he had got on stage and played while he was there. Took the hottest shower I could stand that evening though….

Leaf
Leaf

Lol you guys crack me up. Slick Willy wasn’t all that bad.

Team Player
Team Player

Did you check for … stains? I don’t think they would have put a Monica Lewinsky plaque on the next seat

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

Her plaque was under the table.

Team Player
Team Player

@SeverelyConcussed can claim credit for this, but here’s to Mitch Morse

Nasrani
Nasrani

A rare jazzy number from later-era Thin Lizzy featuring an unexpected appearance, courtesy of the Graham Parker Band:

Also, DSOTM was mentioned. I’m not sure if the sax here is the same guy, but let’s assume it is:

Tony’s YouTube Challenge answer:

or

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

BTW. Great song selections upamtn. The sax breathes a layer of fire in those tracks.

LadyChief
LadyChief

RIP Clarence

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

Great sax – Leroi Moore of Dave Matthews Band (RIP)

Breakup song for Steven Nelson

Leaf
Leaf

Lol. Funny thing is I actually thought of this song right after I read Tony’s YouTube challenge. Now I have to think of another good “go fuck yourself” song.