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Sear-iously
Big Al Sears
Sear-iously
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
 
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2008 release. New York was loaded with blasting R&B tenor saxophonists during the '50s. Their frantic wails helped define Rock 'N' Roll during its formative years. In that scene, Big Al Sears was a titan among titans. Prio...  more »

      
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All Artists: Big Al Sears
Title: Sear-iously
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bear Family
Original Release Date: 1/1/1992
Re-Release Date: 8/31/1992
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Jump Blues, Swing Jazz, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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2008 release. New York was loaded with blasting R&B tenor saxophonists during the '50s. Their frantic wails helped define Rock 'N' Roll during its formative years. In that scene, Big Al Sears was a titan among titans. Prior to his full-fledged leap into the R&B arena, Big Al played with the orchestras of Andy Kirk and Duke Ellington, later blowing his mighty horn loud and long on Johnny Hodges' 1951 instrumental hit 'Castle Rock'. Sear-iously deals with his swinging 1949-56 sides as a bandleader for Coral, RCA Victor, Herald, and Groove, when scorching instrumentals were in vogue and the bespectacled saxist was in the vanguard of it all. Backed by a coterie of New York heavy hitters including saxman Budd Johnson, guitarist Mickey Baker, bassist Milt Hinton, and drummer Panama Francis, Sears rattles the rafters time and again with barn-burners such as 'Rock And Roll Ball', 'Here's The Beat', 'Great Googa Mooga', 'Right Now, Right Now' and more. Bear Family.

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