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     King Curtis

Real name: Curtis Ousley
Born: Feb 7, 1934 in Fort Worth, TX
Died: Aug 14, 1971 in New York, NY
Performed As: The Curtis Orchestra, The Killer Joe Orchestra
Genres: Rock
Styles: Southern Soul, East Coast Blues, Soul-Jazz, Instrumental Rock, R&B
Instruments: Sax (Tenor)

King Curtis was the last of the great R&B tenor sax giants. He came to prominence in the mid-'50s as a session musician in New York, recording, at one time or another, for most East Coast R&B labels. A long association with Atlantic/Atco began in 1958, especially on recordings by the Coasters. He recorded singles for many small labels in the '50s - his own Atco sessions (1958-1959), then Prestige/New Jazz and Prestige/TruSound for jazz and R&B albums (1960-1961). Curtis also had a number one R&B single with "Soul Twist" on Enjoy Records (1962). He was signed by Capitol (1963-1964), where he cut mostly singles, including "Soul Serenade." Returning to Atlantic in 1965, he remained there for the rest of his life. He had solid R&B single success with "Memphis Soul Stew" and "Ode to Billie Joe" (1967). Beginning in 1967, Curtis started to take a more active studio role at Atlantic, leading and contracting sessions for other artists, producing with Jerry Wexler, and later on his own. He also became the leader of Aretha Franklin's backing unit, the Kingpins. He compiled several albums of singles during this period. All aspects of his career were in full swing at the time he was murdered in 1971.

- Bob Porter (All Music Guide)


Кертис Узли (7 февраля 1934, Форт-Уорт, Техас - 13 августа 1971) - американский джазовый музыкант (тенор-саксофон, кларнет, гитара). Представитель стиля свинг, ритм-энд-блюз.


Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.rockhall.com/inductees/king-curtis About
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/kingcurtis About & articles on 'All About Jazz'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Curtis About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Curtis About from 'm.wikipedia' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 King Curtis - 'Soul Twist: The Complete Enjoy Sessions' - 1996, Charly Records
  как соисполнитель ...
 Roberta Flack - 'Chapter Two' - 1970, Atlantic
 Aretha Franklin - 'I Newer Loved A Man The Way I Love You. Aretha Arrives' - 1967, Rhino
 Aretha Franklin - 'This Girl's In Love With You. Young, Gifted And Black' - 1970, Витаком
 Eddie Harris - 'The Artist's Choice: The Eddie Harris Anthology' - 1993, Rhino
 Eddie Harris - 'The Electrifying Eddie Harris. Plug Me In' - 1993, Rhino
 Donny Hathaway - 'Donny Hathaway' - 1971, Rhino
 Donny Hathaway - 'Everything Is Everything' - 1970, Rhino
 John Lennon - 'Imagine' - 1972, Ars Nova, Capitol
 Herbie Mann - 'Introducing Herbie Mann' - 2006, Rhino, WEA International
 Oliver Nelson - 'Soul Battle' - 1992, OJC, Prestige
 Esther Phillips - 'Burnin' & Confessin' The Blues' - 1999, Collectables
 Shirley Scott - 'Shirley Scott And The Soul Saxes' - 1969, WEA

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