Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor – Sax Supreme – The Singles & Albums Collection 1949-58 – 2CD
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Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor was a renowned tenor saxophonist whose work spanned the R&B, jazz, blues and pop arenas, and was famed both for his work as a ubiquitous session man on hit recordings by major artists, but also for his own work leading his own bands. He was best-known for his sax solo on Big Joe Turner’s classic “Shake Rattle And Roll”, as well as on records like The Drifters “Money Honey” and “Sh-Boom” by The Chords. As a recording artist in his own right, his work comprised singles and albums that featured both original material and interpretations of standards designed to showcase his distinctive style as a saxophonist. This 53-track 2-CD collection comprises early releases on the Abbey label plus most of his A & B sides with his Cat Men and orchestra from these years on MGM, along with selected titles from his MGM albums “Blue Mist”, “Out Of This World”, “Music With The Big Beat”, “Music For Melancholy Babies”, “Rockin' Sax and Rollin' Organ” (With Dick Hyman), and “Jazz For Commuters And Salute To The Saxes”. It’s a varied and entertaining cross-section of his recorded output during this era, which marks him out as a master of one of the most notable saxophonists of his era.
CD1: Sam Taylor and his Orchestra: 1. Pyramid Boogie - 2. Rinky-Dinks - Sam Taylor & The Cat Men: 3. This Can't Be Love - 4. Please Be Kind - 5. S'posin' - 6. My Reverie - 7. The High And The Mighty - Sam (The Man) Taylor: 8. Tara’s Theme - Sam (The Man) Taylor & His Orch.: 9. Red Sails In The Sunset - Sam (The Man) Taylor: 10. Harlem Nocturne - Sam Taylor and his Orchestra: 11. As Time Goes By - 12. Don't Take Your Love From Me - 13. Hit The Road - 14. Taylor Made - 15. Look Out - 16. Oo Wee - 17. To A Wild Rose - 18. Blue Suede Shoes - 19. O Ho, Oh Yeah, Uh Huh - 20. Around The Horn - 21. Bluer Than Blue - 22. A Kiss Before Dying - 23. Real Gone - 24. The Beat - 25. Chlo-E (Song Of The Swamp) - 26. Blues In My Heart - 27. I'll Get By -
CD2: Sam Taylor and his Orchestra: 1. Congo Mombo - 2. The Very Thought Of You - 3. Someone To Watch Over Me - 4. Blue Mist - 5. I'm Glad There’s You - 6. It Could Happen To You - 7. Out Of This World - 8. Stay As Sweet As You Are - 9. There Will Never Be Another You - 10. The Big Beat - 11. Let’s Ball - 12. Sam’s Blues - 13. Ride, Sammy Ride - 14. Road Runner - 15. My Melancholy Baby - 16. The Nearness Of You - 17. Little White Lies - 18. A Sunday Kind Of Love - 19. Early Autumn - 20. Solitude - 21. Westchester Waltz - 22. Westport Wail - 23. Lester Leaps In - 24. Body And Soul - 25. Flyin' Home -