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I am working on a musical with a GREAT frickin' 5 piece band.

Guitar, Bass, Keyboard and Drums, and I am the only horn player.

These guys are old timers and know all the riffs, all the modes, and know how to learn things QUICK.

I've never had a better opportunity than I do now to try my dream.

The greatest rock n' roll sax set ever.


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What are te greatest rock and roll sax songs ever? I don't care if its just fills (and the song makes itself great because of the song itself) or if because its known so well for the sax. All i'm interested in is that it can be considered one of the greatest.

For example, I'll start with my two.

1) Bad to the Bone
2) Johnny B. Goode

Please please... CONTINUE! :)
 

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no no. I disagree.

strictly ROCK AND ROLL. no R&B or blues. Not even ballades.

and the specific songs, not the performers, artists, or the people who they contributed to.

This is a song submission thread only (with a little discussion)

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Just about all of Fats Domino Tunes.

My Favorites: "I'm gonna be a Wheel Someday" (Nice) and
"When my Dreamboat comes home"

Oh..and Ray Charles "Unchain my Heart"
 

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TetsuoK, the term “rock n’ roll” derives from the 1940’s jump and swing blues styles, and especially their influence on the “rock n’ roll” songs of the 1950’s, 60’s and beyond.

http://www.saxontheweb.net/Rock_n_Roll/RockSax01.html

http://www.saxontheweb.net/Rock_n_Roll/RockSax11.html

As for the first “rock n’ roll” song, check out this link:
http://www.history-of-rock.com/numberonerecord.htm

If you’d take the time check out the suggested thread, you’d find the songs mentioned in this thread plus many more.

Also, check out this resource
http://www.saxontheweb.net/Rock_n_Roll/RockSax02.html
 

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TetsuoK said:
no no. I disagree.

strictly ROCK AND ROLL. no R&B or blues.
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Well, you absolutely can't begin to mention real Rock & Roll, without blues & jump blues, especially, since that's what Rock & Roll is.....or was, before it lost it's way.

Anything by Wynonnie Harris.

Here's a couple:
"Good Rockin' Tonight"
"All She Wants to Do is Rock"
 

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"Urgent" by Foreinger

"Its Still Rock and Roll to me" Billy Joel

"Money" Pink Floyd

"Who Can it Be Now" Men at work

"Overkill" Men at Work

"Baker Street" Gerry Rafferty

"Modern Love" David Bowie

"Emotional Rescue" Rolling Stones

"Mirror in the Bathroom" English beat

"Pick up the Pieces" Average white band

"Lowrider" War

"Take a walk on the wild side" Lou Reed

Not necessarily the greatest, but stuff that I have liked.
 

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PERFECT submissions finnerski.

These are songs exactly up the alley I was thinking about.

When looking at the other thread, some of them were spot on, but most were too abstract and broad of submissions for me to really get a toe on.

Mirror in the bathroom is great because its got that more modern rock sound to it, very catchy, but the sax is not overbearing in the song. It just happens to be a feature to the song.
 

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And I'd add "The Logical Song" by Super Tramp, "Telephone Call From Istanbul"
by Tom Waits and "Man Eater" by Hall and Oats
 

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TetsuoK said:
PERFECT submissions finnerski.

These are songs exactly up the alley I was thinking about.

When looking at the other thread, some of them were spot on, but most were too abstract and broad of submissions for me to really get a toe on.

Mirror in the bathroom is great because its got that more modern rock sound to it, very catchy, but the sax is not overbearing in the song. It just happens to be a feature to the song.
Well I'm glad I could help you. I thought of the Lou Reed tune because you kind of look like him in your avi pic!
 

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And I'd add "The Logical Song" by Super Tramp, "Telephone Call From Istanbul"
by Tom Waits and "Man Eater" by Hall and Oats
I can't believe I didn't think of Supertramp! I used to try and copy those solos when I was first starting out. Great stuff!
 

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-Pipeline
-There's a great Champs number called beatnik, which is like a rocked out version of Worksong (great!)
-Wipeout
-Rosalita by Bruce Springsteen(?)
- There's a series of CDs called 'The Las Vegas Grind' compliations of really sleazy stripjoint blues and rock outs- they're worth pillaging (seem to remember volume 2 was the one I used to get a few sleaze rock covers from)
 
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