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King Curtis

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Curtis Ousley (February 7, 1934 – August 13, 1971), who performed under the stage name King Curtis, was an American saxophone virtuoso known for rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk and soul jazz. Variously a bandleader, band ...

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Curtis Ousley (February 7, 1934 – August 13, 1971), who performed under the stage name King Curtis, was an American saxophone virtuoso known for rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk and soul jazz. Variously a bandleader, band member, and session musician, he was also a musical director and record producer. Adept at tenor, alto, and soprano saxophone, he was best known for his distinctive riffs and solos such as on "Yakety Yak", which later became the inspiration for Boots Randolph's "Yakety Sax" and his own "Memphis Soul Stew".

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Whole Lotta Love
Whole Lotta Love
Whole Lotta Love
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King Curtis
"Get Ready"
"Get Ready"
Memphis Soul Stew
Memphis Soul Stew
Memphis Soul Stew
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King Curtis
Free For All
Free For All
A Whiter Shade of Pale
A Whiter Shade of Pale
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