Ray Charles - the 1950's

from Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story, page 226:

[Hiring horn players in the late 1950’s], of all the guys I heard, one stood out in particular--a baritone saxophonist named Leroy Cooper. Sometimes they called him Hog. Leroy was an amazing player and--as with Don Wilkerson and Fathead--there were very few if any limitations to what he could do. Hog played fast, like Bird, when he wanted to. He played blues--very filthy blues. And he could romp and wail with as much old-fashioned spirit as Harry Carney… Phil Guilbeau was a cat I spotted playing first trumpet for the house band at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. He could …   more >>
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David Ritz and Ray Charles, Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story (New York, 2003), p. 226. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427962351368 accessed: 19 June, 2024


Ray Charles
Pianist, Singing, Songwriter, Writer

Listening to

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Jazz performed by Leroy 'Hog' Cooper
horns performed by Phillip Guilbeau

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:12:31 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:20:13 +0100