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Earl Bostic

Eugene Earl Bostic (April 25, 1913 – October 28, 1965) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and a pioneer of the post-war American rhythm and blues style. He had a number of popular hits such as "Flamingo", "Harlem Nocturne", "Temptation", "Sleep", "Special Delivery Stomp" and "Where or When", which all showed off his characteristic growl on the horn. He was a major influence on John Coltrane.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 25th, 1913 (Tulsa), Died October 28th, 1965 (New York)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-066133 10-in. 6/24/1941 Let me off uptown Bluebird Orchestra ; Larry Clinton ; Butch Stone Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-075454 10-in. 7/24/1942 The major and the minor Alvino Rey Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Decca 71825 10-in. 3/2/1944 Loose wig Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71826 10-in. 3/2/1944 Chop chop Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71827 10-in. 3/2/1944 Flying home No.2 Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 71828 10-in. 3/2/1944 Hamp's boogie woogie Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bostic, Earl," accessed December 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105539.

Bostic, Earl. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105539.

"Bostic, Earl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 December 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105539

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