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

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  1. Nick Drake fan

    Nick Drake fan Forum Resident

    New Orleans
    Larry Williams' sax (at 4:10) on Sheila E's "The Glamorous Life":
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  2. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

    Born to Run is great but I'm still most partial to Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry by Darlene Love:

  3. Evan

    Evan Forum Resident

    Petal, Mississippi
    The sax solo in "Year Of The Cat" should be on that list, but that's just my silly opinion.
  4. pickwick33

    pickwick33 Forum Resident

    Junior Walker should have been listed for one of his OWN records
  5. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident

    I had to look it up. David Sanborn.
    I'd forgotten that.
    I thought of another Curry song, "Simplicity"; Mr. Sanborn again?
  6. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Angel Baby by Rosie and the Originals. Perfection starts at 1:43.

  7. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    What about that wacky sax player on the Beatles' You Know My Name? :D
  8. Prophetzong

    Prophetzong Forum Resident

    Northeast Wi , USA
    He sure was great on "Slave" by The Rolling Stones.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2017
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  9. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    There are great sax parts by Ian McDonald and Mel Collins all throughout King Crimson's 60's and 70's discography. The Red album in particular is filled with great sax solos.
  10. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

    Oslo, Norway
    Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years
  11. Leeston

    Leeston Forum Resident

    I think Tina Turner had a good one in "Simply the best".
  12. sixtiesstereo

    sixtiesstereo Forum Resident

    That of course is Brian Jones from The Stones.........
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  13. J. Ip

    J. Ip New Member

    Hong Kong
    And Tom Scott's solo on the Carpenter's "All you get from love is a love song" is superb!
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  14. jimmydean

    jimmydean Forum Resident

    Vienna, Austria
    steve spooner on early dexy's singles
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  15. Billion$Baby

    Billion$Baby RIAA AWARD COLLECTORS on Facebook

    Springsteen/Clarence Clemons - Brothers under the Bridges
    Michael Stanley Band/Clarence Clemons - He Cant Love You
  16. mrpleasant

    mrpleasant Music hoarder.

    I'd pick Bobby Keyes' solo on Ringo's (and George's) Photograph, I've yet to hear a bad solo by him..
  17. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

    Maryland, U.S.A.
    Heart Of Rock And Roll (Huey Lewis & The News)
  18. Joey The Lemur

    Joey The Lemur Forum Resident

  19. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    the two note masterpiece on 'shut down' by Beach Boy Mike Love :unhunh:
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  20. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    Does Baker Street sax really qualify as a solo or is it a repeated phrase?
  21. 64voxac30

    64voxac30 Well-Known Member

    Birmingham, AL
    M83 - Midnight City

    Starts at 3:00

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  22. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Listening to Chris Wood on Traffic's Blindman cover (actually the BBC version) and he's blazing. A very jazzy track from Traffic and an uncharacteristic to return to R&B roots from Steve.
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  23. jimmydean

    jimmydean Forum Resident

    Vienna, Austria
    steve mackay on funhouse and 1970 (the stooges)
  24. boiledbeans

    boiledbeans Forum Resident

    I read the article and the whole thread.
    What? There's no mention of Dire Straits 'Your Latest Trick'?
  25. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Emotional Rescue

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