Article: The Best Saxophone Solos in Pop History (When Saxophone Solos Mattered)*

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  3. ivan_wemple

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    The sax solo on "Urgent", by Foreigner, is a favorite of mine. I'm pretty sure it's Junior Walker attending to it, on the studio cut.
     
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    This guy agrees with you. :)

     
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    Girl From Ipanema.
    Stan Getz
     
  7. anything by Bobby Keys.
     
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    Oh great, another list every solo Maceo Parker ever played thread :)
     
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    The sax solo briefly seemed to be coming back to pop a few years ago (2011, I think). Lady Gaga used one on "The Edge of Glory" (played by Clarence Clemons, actually) and Katy Perry had Kenny G play on "Last Friday Night." Both songs were big hits. But that seems to have been a brief return to the spotlight for the sax...


    My favorite is "Waiting on a Friend" by the way. So...well, friendly. :D
     
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    On The Dark Side (John Cafferty Band) is sweet
     
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    Any Alto sax players here ?
     
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    x-ray spex was great
     
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  16. vince

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    ANY English Beat song!
     
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    I don't know if it's the best but I've always liked Mel Collins's solo in King Crimson's "Ladies of the Road."
     
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    Agreed. "Waiting on a Friend' is my favorite Stones tune and the Sax is a big part of that.
     
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    Sonny Rollins...Nuff said...
     
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    Here I am with a Little Richard song and a Lee Allen sax solo.

    How about "Slippin and Slidin"?

     
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    I just listened to The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack yesterday, and the solo in "Hot Patootie" still rocks like crazy.
     
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    Clarence Clemons Jungleland
     
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    This thread could simply be a Michael Brecker discography.
     
  24. DougT

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    If we're talking pop, King Curtis on Aretha's Respect and a zillion other solos he did.
     
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    Careless whisper
     
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