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 25, 1913 (Tulsa), Died October 28, 1965 (New York)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1944
Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, songwriter
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bostic, Earl," accessed January 17, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105539.
Bostic, Earl. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 17, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105539.
"Bostic, Earl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 17 January 2022.
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