Category Music

Lloyd Price and Sam Cooke

Yes, I loved songs about bulldogs and kittens and nursery rhymes. When I was a kid. It didn’t hurt that they were embellished with saxophone solos. Lloyd Price-Three Little Pigs-1959 Nursery rhymes and black folk heroes like Stagger Lee. This was my introduction. A counterpoint to the familiar and admirable John Henry character. Stagger Lee […]

Gotta Be Funky +wedded to the saxophone +muscle memory

Monk Higgins – Gotta Be Funky I keep forgetting where to find my favorite jam of all time. So I’m posting it here so I won’t forget. Gotta be plenty plenty funky. For me. I am what you might call an amateur saxophonist. This was one of the first songs I learned to play. The […]