A colossus in every way possible, Big Al Sears was a giant of the tenor saxophone who played with the most popular bands of the swing era before meeting the rhythm & blues onslaught head-on and assisting Alan Freed to give birth to rock 'n' roll. Here are thirty examples of the best of his unique style from his heyday in the 1950s, including the smash hit "Castle Rock". 30 great cuts of prime sax honking and rockin'. This is a must have for fans of cool sax playing, r&b and rock 'n' roll alike. Fully detailed liner notes covering his early life and career.
A colossus in every way possible, Big Al Sears was a giant of the tenor saxophone who played with the most popular bands of the swing era before meeting the rhythm & blues onslaught head-on and assisting Alan Freed to give birth to rock 'n' roll. Here are thirty examples of the best of his unique style from his heyday in the 1950s, including the smash hit "Castle Rock". 30 great cuts of prime sax honking and rockin'. This is a must have for fans of cool sax playing, r&b and rock 'n' roll alike. Fully detailed liner notes covering his early life and career.
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Goin Uptown: The R&B Years (Uk)
Artist: Big Sears Al
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1. Al Sears ; the Sparrows - 125th Street, New York
2. Al Sears ; All Star Rhythm Section - Searsy
3. Cousin Joe with Leonard Feather's Hiptet - Just Another Woman
4. Johnny Hodges ; His Orchestra - Castle Rock
5. Al Sears ; the Sparrows - Shake Hands
6. Ernestina - Don't You Ever Let Me Go
7. Johnny Hodges ; His Orchestra - Something to Pat Your Foot to
8. Herbie Cooper with Big Al Sears ; His Orchestra - Come a Runnin'
9. Al Sears ; His Orchestra - Sear-Iously
10. Jay Hawkins - Well, I Tried
11. Al Sears ; His Orchestra - Marshall Plan
12. John Greer ; His Rhythm Rockers - Ride Pretty Baby
13. Melvin Smith - I Don't Have to Hunt No More
14. Al Sears Swings - Vo-Sa
15. The Hearts with Al Sears' Orchestra - Oo-Wee
16. Big Al Sears ; His Orchestra - Right Now, Right Now
17. Jimmy Witherspoon - All Right Miss Moore
18. Al Sears ; His Rock 'N' Rollers - Tweedle Dee
19. Joe Turner ; His Blues Kings - Hide and Seek
20. Roy Hamilton - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)
21. Big Al Sears ; His Orchestra - Tina's Canteen
22. Charles Calhoun ; the Four Students - Jamboree
23. Big Al Sears ; His Orchestra - Tom, Dick 'N' Harry
24. Charles Calhoun - My Pigeon's Gone
25. The Thrillers - 'Lizabeth
26. Al Sears ; His Rock 'N' Rollers - Goin' Uptown
27. Barbie Gaye - My Boy Lollypop
28. Big Al Sears - So Glad
29. Roy Gaines - You're Right, I'm Left
30. Nappy Brown - Baby-Cry-Cry-Cry-Baby

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A colossus in every way possible, Big Al Sears was a giant of the tenor saxophone who played with the most popular bands of the swing era before meeting the rhythm & blues onslaught head-on and assisting Alan Freed to give birth to rock 'n' roll. Here are thirty examples of the best of his unique style from his heyday in the 1950s, including the smash hit "Castle Rock". 30 great cuts of prime sax honking and rockin'. This is a must have for fans of cool sax playing, r&b and rock 'n' roll alike. Fully detailed liner notes covering his early life and career.

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