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Boots Randolph: A Whole New Ballgame

Read "A Whole New Ballgame" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Saxophonist Boots Randolph has been an integral part of several recordings that remain cornerstones in his career. Any fan of Elvis Presley will remember the edge he brought to the songs on Elvis Is Back! (RCA, 1960), with “Reconsider Baby being a stand-out. However, Randolph went past that to notch up more great moments with Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and even REO Speedwagon. His own recordings created a nest for him, showing the prolific ease with which he could ...

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Boots Randolph: A Whole New Ballgame

Read "A Whole New Ballgame" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Homer Louis Randolph III was born in Paducah, Kentucky in 1927. He has recorded widely since the 1950s, providing his unique Southern tenor saxophone sound on recordings as varied as Roy Orbison ("Oh, Pretty Woman ), REO Speedwagon's cover of Chuck Berry's ("Little Queenie"), Al Hirt("Java"), Jerry Lee Lewis ( “Turn On Your Lovelight") and Brenda Lee("Rockin' 'Round The Christmas Tree"). Still, Homer Louis Randolph III is mainly known for the Country and Western novelty tune “Yakety Sax. Yes, this ...


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