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Hey thanks Neil. I never heard of Paul Gayten. I think it's Lee Allen on sax, and of course that's a variation on Honky Tonk. Nice to hear someone play Honky Tonk without using all the exact same licks as the original...

Of course if you play it these days, anyone who knows the tune will expect the original licks. I find you can get away with some improv of your own as long as you toss in some of the signature lines also (from the Bill Dogget / Clifford Scott version).
 

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The liner notes for the Chess CD identify Lee Allen, who's also featured on four other cuts by Paul Gayten as well a number of Lee Allen's more well known recordings with Bobby Charles.
 
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