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The saxophone with its' aggressive and charming tone, approaches the unknown;
Usually turns out to be a "rock 'n' roll star". For this reason, I have created a Spotify Playlist with some rock songs with saxophone. If you know any rock song with saxophone -which I haven't added to this playlist- please tell me to add it! You can check my rock saxophone playlist - and follow as well - by clicking the link below:

Enjoy ;)

From Greece,
Raphael Michaelides
 

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Lots of Stones! Kudos...... Bobby was THE quintessential R&R sax man.....Bar none!
Yes indeed! But the way, I see your name is "stomias" - at least at the forum. Just to know, at greek, we call "epi-stomia" the mouthpieces.
 

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Bruce Springsteen with Clarence Clemens eg: the E Street Band / Steely Dan / Bryan Ferry - Roxy Music / Supertramp
 
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nice list, but i'd go back to Rock's roots, when the Tenor was THE lead instrument.
check out King Curtis' breaks for the Coasters, and, of course, Mr. Lee with Little Richard.
 

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nice list, but i'd go back to Rock's roots, when the Tenor was THE lead instrument.
check out King Curtis' breaks for the Coasters, and, of course, Mr. Lee with Little Richard.
I'll check it out! Thanks!
 

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Oncorhynchus clarkii stomias
Good to know. I originally thought Arundo Donax was our SOTW friend's actual name. He talks about his eastern European heritage from time to time so I just assumed it was his name. Hahah. Turns out its the genus/species name of the cane plant used for reeds. Doh!

On the original topic, John Laughter will most certainly have some additions to your list. Have you downloaded his list of rock n rollers?
 

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"Shine on You crazy Diamond" on your list don't have the sax solos.

My take on it:
 
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Think I left out a couple. Not to mention there are some duplicates.
True - Spandau Ballet - Alto
Careless Whisper - Wham! - Tenor
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty - Alto
Lilly was Here - Dave Stewart/ Candy Dulfer - Alto
Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel, alto solo by Phil Woods
Rio...duran duran (tenor)
The Stones, Waiting on a friend (Tenor)
Pink FLoyd, Money (Tenor / Bari)
Urgent by Foreigner (Tenor, but insanely high in places)
Let's Dance' by David Bowie? ( believe it was Sanborn on the album )
'Moondance' by Van Morrison?
Logical Song by Supertramp.
Rolling Stones: I'm waiting on a friend, Sonny Rollins tenor solo
"Listen To What The Man Said" by Wings (Tom Scott on soprano - I think)
"Year Of The Cat" by Al Stewart (Phil Kenzie on alto)
"Jazzman" by Carole King (I think Tom Scott again)
"She's Gone" by Hall & Oates (Joe Farrell on that one)
"Lady Blue" by Leon Russell (not sure who)
"The Biggest Part Of Me" by Ambrosia (Ernie Watts on tenor)
Jazzman - Tom Scott (tenor )
Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel/Phil Woods
Music - Carol King/Curtis Amy
Englishman in New York - Sting/Marsalis
Turn the Page-Bob Seger
Most Springsteen stuff. Clarence's Clemens sound is incredible
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - James Taylor, Michael Brecker tenor solo
Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar (Bobby Keys), Miss you (extended mix - Mel Collins?), plus Waiting on a Friend (Sonny Rollins), as mentioned already.
David Bowie: Young Americans (Sanborn??)
Roxy Music: Lets stay together (?)
Madness: Night Boat to Cairo (Lee Thompson)
Thin Lizzy : Dancing in the Moonlight (Mel Collins?)
Joan Armatrading: Love and Affection (?)
Baker Street cover version by Undercover. More upbeat than the original.
Year of the cat - Al Stewart
Billy Joel's "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant"
Chicago II" album (it was released in 1970).
Street Life - The Crusaders
Pete Christlieb's gorgeous solo on Steely Dan's "Deacon Blues."
I'll Be by Edwin McCain
Mockingbird - James Taylor, Carly Simon, M. Brecker, absolutely astounding solo .... pure sound .... no technique ....
Crusaders, Put It Where You Want It.... any band with a sax should do this tune
Quarterflash "Harden my Heart"
Can You Hear Me Knocking--Stones
Us and Them--Floyd
Jungleland--Bruce
Huey Lewis Trouble in Paradise? It was recorded live and featured on the "We are the World" album. Screaming altissimo work. Check it out.
Just the Two of Us - GW, Jr.
Young Americans - Bowie
One More Night - Collins
Smoke from a Distant Fire - Sanford Townsen
Another of my favorites is anything by George Thorogood with a sax solo
My old school - Steely Dan - 1973 - alto, tenor
Jazzman - Carol King - 1974 - tenor
Young Americans - David Bowie - 1974 - alto
Listen to what the man said - Paul McCartney & Wings - 1975 - soprano
How sweet it is - James Taylor - 1975 - alto
Pick up the Pieces - Average White Band - 1975 - tenor, alto
Give a little bit - Supertramp - 1977 - alto
The year of the cat - Al Stewart - 1977 - alto
Just the way you are - Billy Joel - 1977 - tenor
Decon Blues - Steely Dan - 1977 tenor
FM - Steely Dan - 1978 - tenor
Shame - Evelyn Champagne King - 1978 - alto
Ooh Baby Baby - Linda Ronstadt - 1978 - alto
I love the nightlife - Alicia Bridges - 1978 - alto
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty - 1978 - alto
Feels so good - Chuck Mangione - 1978 - flugal horn, tenor - try long version
After the love is gone - Earth Wind & Fire - 1979 - alto
Street life - Crusaders - 1979 - tenor
Smithereens tune has a nice bari solo in it: "Especially for You"
Respect - Blues Brothers
Lenny Pickett's solo on Elton John's The Bitch is Back.
Turn the Page, Bob Seger (Alto Reed, Alto)
A Waltz in A, Saturday Night Live Band (Lenny Pickett, Tenor)
On the Dark Side, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band (Michael Antunes, Tenor)
Tender Years, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band (Michael Antunes, Tenor)
Open Road, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band (Michael Antunes, Tenor)
Endless Summer Nights, Richard Marx (Dave Boruff, Alto)
Crash, Dave Matthews Band (Leroi Moore, Bari)
It's Probably Me, Sting (Dave Sanborn, Alto)
Rock and Roll Dreams Come True, Meatloaf (Lenny Pickett, Tenor)
men at work Who can it be now
Sade Smooth operator
Richard Thompson - Tear Stained Letter (with our own Pete Thomas on tenor).
Michael Stanley Band w/Clarence Clemmons-"HE CAN'T LOVE YOU"
Joe Cocker w/ Clemons-"UNCHAIN MY HEART"
Al Jarreau-"WE'RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER"
Hall and Oates-"MANEATER"
T'Pau - China in Your Hand - Soprano (?)
Doors, Touch Me (may be 60's)
Stones, Can't You Hear Me Knockin'
King Crimson, 21st Century Schizoid Man (may be 60's)
At This Moment - Billy Vera
When In Rome - Billy Joel (played by Lenny Picket)
Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
Pretty much all the Billy Joel stuff with sax in it.
Only the Lonely - Motels
Love the Bari in Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
Reasons - Earth Wind and Fire
Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic”
Candy-Cameo-Michael Brecker on sax
Don't Let Me Be Lonely-James Taylor-Michael Brecker on sax
Just The Way You Are-Billy Joel-Phil Woods on sax (classic)
Reasons-Earth Wind and Fire-Don Myrick on alto (another classic)
One More Night-Phil Collins-Don Myrick on alto
Ohh, Baby, Baby-Linda Ronstadt-David Sanborn on alto
Rockin' At Midnight - The Honeydrippers
Reasons (Live)" YES, I love it after the 2 minute soloMr. Don Myrick alto
Roxy Music: "Love is the Drug" and other tunes, Andy Mackay
Maceo Parker on James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)"?
We mentioned Branford on Sting's album Nothing Like the Sun, especially "Englishman in New York" but I can never hear his solo on the cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" too many times!
listen to the Miami Saxophone Quartet play a live arrangement of "Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years". It's fantastic!
Shine On You Crazy Diamond, part V - Pink Floyd - 1975 - Alto/Bari
John Lennon "It's So Hard" with King Curtis on alto sax (if I remember correctly.)
Tom Scott on Steely Dan's Gaucho album.
In particular, Gaucho and Babylon Sisters.
Cornelius Bumpus, Chris Potter,Walt Weiskoph on more recent Steely Dan stuff
Tom Politzer , Lenny Pickett, Norbert Stachell, Steve Grove, and Emilio Castillo on Tower of Power records.
Clemons on Born To Run, Rosalita,Tenth Ave Freeze Out(Springsteen)
Phil Woods alto, on Steely Dan's Dr Wu, from the Katy Lied album
Maceo Parker, anything
"Urgent" by Foreigner? Alto Sax - Jr. Walker.
Pyramid 5 - The Allentons
Love Is Just The Great Pretender - Animal Nightlife
Mighty Hands Of Love - Animal Nightlife
City Drops Into The Night - Jim Carroll Band
Thrown Bones - Dot 3
Mirror In The Bathroom - The English Beat
Sex Bomb - Flipper
Ich Will Dich Essen - Ledernacken
One Step Beyond - Madness
Danseparc - Martha and the Muffins
Piranha Salad - The Raybeats
Sabrina - Psycotic Pineapple
Penny Hitch - Soft Machine
Never Say Never - Romeo Void
In The Dark - Romeo Void
Not Safe - Romeo Void
Got To Get Out Of New York - Tom Scott
Aerobia - Tom Scott
Time To Dance Again - Robert Williams Band
Oh Bondage! Up Yours! - X-Ray Spex
The Day The World Turned Day-Glo - X-Ray Spex
Temporary Heartache by John Swann.Nice Baritone solo midway through.
Huey Lewis - Trouble in Paradise - Live recording with Marc Russo from Tower of Power on Alto.
21st Century Schizoid Man
Space Oddity,David Bowie, played by Bowie himself. It's one of the reasons I bought the single, back in 1973.
Men At Work. Who Can It Be now, Down By the Sea,Underground. All the works from a great bit of 1981. “Business As Usual” is a great sax LP.
Greg Ham(Gregory Norman)Alto.
Cool Change by the Little River Band. Bill Harrower played Alto
 
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nice list, but i'd go back to Rock's roots, when the Tenor was THE lead instrument.
check out King Curtis' breaks for the Coasters, and, of course, Mr. Lee with Little Richard.
+100 to this!

Add Red Prysock to that list as well. And all the jump blues guys from Louis Jordan on forward. Jr Walker too of course.
 
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