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Boots Randolph


Tenor saxophonist Footwear Randolph was a significant contributor towards the Nashville audio, the group of pop-flavored textures that dominated nation music in the past due ’50s and early ’60s. He was created in Paducah, KY, but was raised in small-town Cadiz, in Trigg Region. Created Homer Louis Randolph III, he obtained the nickname “Footwear” in years as a child from his sibling Bob. Randolph started playing the trombone in college and learned other equipment, but by enough time he was 16 he previously begun to target seriously over the sax. He honed his chops as an associate from the U.S. Military Band during Globe War II. Following the battle, Randolph returned house and performed semi-professionally for a few years around Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. In the past due ’50s, Jethro Uses up noticed him play and recommended he proceed to Nashville. Uses up presented Randolph to Chet Atkins, who agreed upon him towards the RCA label. Randolph also quickly produced the acquaintance of Atkins rival Owen Bradley and performed on many recordings Bradley helmed as manufacturer. Nashville’s brand-new corps of program music artists spent its free time within the Printer’s Alley portion of the city’s downtown, a genuine alley (between Initial and Second strategies) that provided entrance to several cellar barrooms, and Randolph became among the group. Like various other Nashville players, he had taken enthusiastically to jazz and rock and roll & roll furthermore to nation music. A unitary, the 1963 instrumental “Yakety Sax,” demonstrated Randolph putting each one of these affects together and providing an exceptionally catchy tune; it became his only strike. But Randolph was a constant vendor of LP albums (with 13 charted produces) in the 1960s and 1970s; providing pleasant saxophone addresses of materials from various styles of music, he became a counterpart to Atkins on electric guitar and Floyd Cramer on piano. He transferred from RCA towards the Monument label in 1966. For more than a decade, furthermore, he averaged 200-300 studio room sessions per year on recordings created by others. The saxophone noticed on Elvis Presley’s afterwards records may very well be Randolph’s. In 1977, Randolph opened up a successful membership of his very own in Printer’s Alley; it endured in to the 1990s and spawned another membership within the Opryland U.S.A. region. Randolph remained energetic as an entertainer in to the 2000s, and in 1994 the initial Yakety Sax record was admitted in to the unofficial nation canon; it had been reissued by Germany’s Keep Family members label. Randolph experienced a human brain hemorrhage in past due June 2007 and continued to be within a coma until his transferring at age 80 on July 3, 2007.

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Full Name Boots Randolph
Died July 3, 2007, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Profession Singer
Nationality American
Music Songs Yakety Sax, I Really Don't Want to Know, Cacklin' Sax, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', Percolator, Walk Right In, Night Train, Mountain Minuet, Sax Medley: Shall We Gather At The River/When The Roll Is Called up Yonder/In The Sweet By And By, I Fall to Pieces, O Christmas Tree / What Child Is This, Cotton Fields, Greenback Dollar, Theme From Lillies of the Field, Windy And Warm, Honey In Your Heart, It Keeps Right on a Hurtin', So Rare, Shadow of Your Smile, Lonely Street, These Boots Are Made For Walking, Sweet Talk, What Kind of Fool Am I?, Hey Elvis, Hey, Mr Sax Man, Wabash Cannonball, I'll Just Walk Away, The Happy Whistler, Love Is Blue, Born to Lose, Y'all Come, You Can't Sit Down
Albums Boots With Strings, Hit Boots, Chet, Floyd & Boots, Sunday Sax, Yakety Madness, The Sound of Boots, Boots and Stockings, Boots Randolph Live, A Whole New Ballgame, Boots Randolph With the Knightsbridge Strings, Christmas Sax: Relaxing Christmas Songs, The Fantastic Boots Randolph, Boots Randolph Plays More Yakety Sax, Homer Louis Randolph, III, Sweet Talk, Yakety Sax (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1959), Boots with Brass, Sentimental Journey, The Yakin' Sax Man, Some Favorite Songs, Yakety Sax!, Christmas at Boots' Place, Best of Boots Randolph, World of Boots Randolph, The Greatest Hits of Boots Randolph, Country Boots, The Legend Collection: Boots Randolph, Boots, Yakety Sax, 36 All-Time Favorites, Big Daddy (The Singles 1958 - 1960), The Shadow of Your Smile, The Girl From Ipanema, Masters Of The Last Century: Best of Boots Randolph, Boots Randolph - Legendary Sax Man, Modern Art of Music: Boots Randolph - The Album, Bongo Band (Mono Version)
Nominations Country Music Association Award for Instrumentalist of the Year
Movies The Best of Benny Hill

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Benny Hill's World Tour: New York! 1991 TV Movie composer: theme "Yakety Sax" - uncredited
The Benny Hill Show 1969-1989 TV Series composer - 44 episodes
Benny Hill Down Under 1977 TV Movie composer: closing theme "Yakety Axe" - uncredited
The Best of Benny Hill 1974 composer: theme "Yakety Sax" - uncredited
Os Tonechos van á obra 2004 TV Movie composer: theme "Yakety Sax" - uncredited



Who's Doing the Dishes? TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
La La Land 2016/I performer: "Jingle Bells"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016 writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016
Doctor Who 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Seth Meyers TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2014
Svédská trojka 2014-2015 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Saturday Night Live 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
1st Independent Video Film Festival of Youtube 2013 2013 TV Movie writer: "Yakety Sax"
Video Compilation: Top Ten Best Videos 2007-2012 2013 Documentary writer: "Yakety Sax"
Some Jerk with a Camera 2012 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto 2009 Video writer: "Yakety Sax"
Loose Women TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Bouquet final 2008 "Yakety Sax"
My Name Is Earl 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Opry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame 2007 Video writer: "Yakety Axe"
Nostalgia Critic 2007 TV Series music - 1 episode
Flushed Away 2006 performer: "Yakety Sax" / writer: "Yakety Sax"
Click 2006 performer: "Yakety Sax" 1963 / writer: "Yakety Sax" 1963
V for Vendetta 2005 performer: "Yakety Sax" / writer: "Yakety Sax"
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude 2004 Video Game writer: "Yakety Sax"
Shark Tale 2004 performer: "Yakety Sax" / writer: "Yakety Sax"
Bad Santa 2003 performer: "Deck the Halls"
The Simpsons 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dead Like Me 2003 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Mission Hill 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fly Away Home 1996 writer: "Yakety Axe"
Before Sunrise 1995 performer: "Yakety Sax" / writer: "Yakety Sax"
Get a Life 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? 1979 performer: "Tequila"
The Best of Benny Hill 1974 writer: "Yakety Sax" - uncredited
The Porter Wagoner Show 1973 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Benny Hill Show 1969 TV Series writer: "Yakety Sax"
Shindig! 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode



That Tennessee Beat 1966 Boots Randolph



Journey to the Sky 2004 Video Himself
The Country Western Murders 1979 TV Movie Himself
Hee Haw Honeys 1978 TV Series Himself
Evening at Pops 1973 TV Series documentary Himself
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Himself
The Kraft Music Hall 1971 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1967-1970 TV Series Himself - Saxophonist / Saxophonist
The Barbara McNair Show 1969 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1969 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1968 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Jackie Gleason Show 1967-1968 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Jimmy Dean Show 1964-1966 TV Series Himself / Himself - Saxophonist
The Steve Lawrence Show 1965 TV Series Himself
Fanfare 1965 TV Series Himself

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