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Very Best of
Earl Bostic
Very Best of
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
 
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Earl Bostic was the most prolific recording artist in the history of King Records, even eclipsing the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. During his tenure with King, Bostic recorded well over three hundred sides between Janu...  more »

     
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All Artists: Earl Bostic
Title: Very Best of
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collectables
Release Date: 4/13/2004
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Jump Blues, Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Oldies, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090431288627

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Earl Bostic was the most prolific recording artist in the history of King Records, even eclipsing the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. During his tenure with King, Bostic recorded well over three hundred sides between January 1949 and August 1963. Equally proficient on saxophone, clarinet and flute, his instrument of choice was the alto saxophone. His popularity as both a recording artists and in live appearances made him an extremely influential role model for others such as Tab Smith.Earl Bostic's legacy as the premier alto sax artist of the 1950s is secure. While Charlie Parker is of course renowned on the instrument as well, no one has ever approached the level of record sales which Bostic achieved during the era or since. This CD is an excellent introduction to his artistry as performed fifty years ago.

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Great Honkin' Sax
HardyBoys.us | Long Island USA | 08/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like jump blues with a great honkin' sax, you won't go wrong with this CD.
Earl Bostic is a virtuoso of the alto sax and he really jumps here.
My favorite cut is "Flamingo" but there really isn't a bad track to be found.
Saxophone greats such as John Coltrane and Stanley Turrentine accompany Earl on several tracks.
Sound quality is excellent and there are informative liner notes.
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The greatest sax man who ever lived.
Donna Faye | Gresham, OR USA | 10/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't believe how super great this cd is. I sat here & listened to it & I took a trip down memory lane 'cause I met him many moons ago in Portland. It just makes me tingley to listen to Bostic 'cause I like him soooooooooo much."
FIFTIES AND SIXTIES ERA
John Macarol | CHICAGO | 01/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"IF YOU WERE FROM THE 50,S OR 60,S ERA YOU JUST HAVE TO HAVE THESE EARL BOSTIC CD,S.IT WILL BRING BACK ALL OF THOSE TEEN DANCES THAT WE USE TO GO TO.SOMETIMES I WONDER IF THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE HAVING TEEN DANCES LIKE WE USE TO HAVE EVERY FRI.AND SAT.NIGHTS.IT WAS MOSTLY THE PARISHES THAT HAD THEM AND BELIEVE ME IT KEPT US OUT OF MISCHIEF.EARL BOSTIC KEPT US JITTERBUGGERS HOPPING."