Lover's Rockin - The Lost Album (Remastered) Bobby Keys

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Label: Le Chant du Monde

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Modern Rock

Artist: Bobby Keys

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  • 1Suzie03:40
  • 2Man In The Street04:33
  • 3Dock Of The Bay05:06
  • 4Honky Tonk04:25
  • 5KC Song04:11
  • 699½04:30
  • 7Johnny You Too Bad04:06
  • 8Lover's Rockin04:31
  • 9Soul Serenade06:34
  • 10Only The Strong04:01
  • Total Runtime45:37

Info for Lover's Rockin - The Lost Album (Remastered)

The American musician Bobby Keys was a long-time companion and saxophonist of the Rolling Stones. With a break in the 80s, he was a permanent member of the live band from 1969 until his death in 2014 and played on albums such as "Let It Bleed" (1969), "Sticky Fingers" (1971) and "Exile on Main Street" (1972). In addition to the Stones, he also played for Eric Clapton, John Lennon and B.B. King, among others. His only self-titled solo album was released in 1972 with the collaboration of ex-Beatles George Harrison and Ringo Starr. In the early 80s, Bobby Keys recorded this album over several years together with Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards under the direction of producer Clive Hunt, which disappeared for years in his archive, has now been rediscovered and is finally being released!

Bobby Keys is the greatest rock saxophone player of all time. My source on this is Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones. Charlie definitely knew – he was there. I’m glad I was there too on 18 October 2012 when Bobby and his band, The Suffering Bastards, played the Magic Bag theater in Ferndale, Michigan. I had no idea who Bobby Keys was when I bought a copy of Exile on Main St in the early ’80s, but by 2012 I was well aware of the man and the gnarly musk of his tenor sax tone.

As a tenor player myself, Bobby’s contribution to the rock canon is special to me. Thanks to his memoir, Every Night’s a Saturday Night, and the Jeff Stacey documentary film of the same name, not to mention his extensive body of work, I feel I’ve gotten to know him a little bit. A misfit kid from Lubbock, Texas, his grandfather signed guardianship of 15-year old Bobby over to a drummer and he ended up on the Concord bumping rails with Keith Richards. And John Lennon. And Harry Nilsson. And Joe Cocker. And Warren Zevon. And Eric Clapton. He was a side man to many great artists, and partied his ass off in the process.

Many of us know Bobby Keys as the sixth Stones brother. He met England’s newest hit-makers in 1965 when he was in teen idol Bobby Vee’s band. They played the San Antonio Teen World Fair, which featured the Stones. Bobby ripped his band pants and played his set in a pair of Bermuda shorts and cowboy boots. Quoth Keith, “That’s when I first recognized Bobby Keys as being an extra special piece of work.”

Bobby had a prodigious run with the Stones in the 70s, but he worked tirelessly from the late ’50s until he died in 2014 at age 70. He recalled hanging around at studios, horn at the ready, eager to play with anyone. Following is just a sample of the choice tracks on which Bobby Keys played during his charmed career.

Bobby Keys

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Bobby Keys
No list of saxophonists who have played with rock and blues artists would be complete without Bobby Keys. From the mid-1950s until his death in December 2014, this American saxophonist appeared on hundreds of recordings as a member of horn sections and was a touring musician. He worked with some of the biggest names, such as The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Harrison, John Lennon, Eric Clapton and Joe Cocker. Some of these artists’ songs that featured Keys include Don’t Ask Me No Questions (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Second Helping, 1974), Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (John Lennon, Walls And Bridges, 1974) and Slunky (Eric Clapton, Eric Clapton, 1970). But he is best remembered for his sax part on Brown Sugar from the Stones’ 1971 studio album Sticky Fingers.

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