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Old 01-16-08, 11:31 AM
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Best 50's and 60's songs with horn solos?

You know how songs like "Purple People Eater" and "I'm Walkin'" have these cool horn solos? Well, I'd love to get a collection of em.
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I think it's a french horn in The Beatles' "For No One" (an amazing song, by the way)
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
I think it's a french horn in The Beatles' "For No One" (an amazing song, by the way)
it sure is! and a good one as well. that's the only song I can think of with a horn solo..im sure there are a lot of obvious ones as well.
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"Alone Again Or" by Love has the coolest Tijuana Brass solo I've ever heard. It pops out of nowhere and nails the song into your head.
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
"Alone Again Or" by Love has the coolest Tijuana Brass solo I've ever heard. It pops out of nowhere and nails the song into your head.
Ahhh! That's the song from Bottle Rocket, right? It's not on the soundtrack but playing that song now I realize it's the song I was missing.

(I never really searched for it).
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Wild Weekend by The Rockin' Rebels(1962)
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"The Wanderer" Dion & the Belmont
"Tequila" The Champs
Anything by Jr. Walker
Old 01-19-08, 05:32 AM
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Some of these may be a little "funkier" than what you're looking for:

Alvin Cash and The Crawlers - Twine Time
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music
Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk
Bill Justis - Raunchy
The Cadillacs - Speedo
The Coasters - Charlie Brown
The Coasters - Yakety Yak
The Crossfires - Fiberglass Jungle
The Del Vikings - Come and Go with Me
The Del Vikings - Whispering Bells
The Dells - Oh What a Night
Dick Dale & the Del-Tones - Let's Go Trippin' (etc)
The Drifters - Money Honey
Duane Eddy - Forty Miles of Bad Road
Evelyn 'Champagne' King - Shame
Fats Domino - Ain't That a Shame
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Gary "U.S." Bonds - Dear Lady Twist
Gary "U.S." Bonds - New Orleans
Gary "U.S." Bonds - Quarter to Three
Jackie Brenston - Rocket 88
Jackie Wilson - Higher and Higher
James Brown - Night Train
Jimmy Forrest - Night Train
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - Space Guitar
Junior Walker & the All Stars - Shotgun
Larry Williams - Bony Moronie
Lavern Baker - Jim Dandy
Little Richard - Keep a Knockin'
Little Richard - Lucille
Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
Maceo & The Macks - Soul Power '74
The Mar-Keys - Last Night
The Miracles - Shop Around
MFSB - TSOP
The Nite-Liters - Afro Strut
Otis Redding - I Can't Turn You Loose (etc)
The Rockin' Rebels - Wild Weekend
-----------(about half the surf songs ever recorded would probably qualify)
The Royaltones - Poor Boy
Sam and Dave - Hold On! I'm Comin'
Sam Cooke - Twistin' The Night Away
Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs - Wooly Bully
Shirley & Lee - Let the Good Times Roll
Sil Austin - Slow Walk
The Skatalites - (ANYTHING)
Sly & The Family Stone - Underdog
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
The Temptations - The Way You Do the Things You Do
Wilson Pickett - Land of 1000 Dances

Doesn't include an equally large list of organ solos... (Let's Dance, Runaway, California Sun, Good Lovin'...)
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
"Alone Again Or" by Love has the coolest Tijuana Brass solo I've ever heard. It pops out of nowhere and nails the song into your head.
First song I thought of when I saw this thread:


And, of course, Johnny Cash's version of Ring of Fire has that great marriachi sound.
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"That is Rock and Roll" by The Coasters. A really kickin' sax solo, in my opinion, and the whole song is great.
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Penny Lane is the first song I thought of.
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"It's the Same Old Song" - Four Tops
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Are you looking for the 'unexpected' horn solo (in artists/groups that don't usually employ horns, such as the 'Ring of Fire' horns already mentioned)?

If you're talking about horns in general, the obvious choices include bands such as Blood, Sweat, and Tears ("Spinnin' Wheel", etc.) and early Chicago (back when they were Chicago Transit Authority). Or Ides of March's "Vehicle".

And, of course...the great James Brown & his Famous Flames, although I don't know how many actual solos JB permitted. More of a tight section.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Ahhh! That's the song from Bottle Rocket, right? It's not on the soundtrack but playing that song now I realize it's the song I was missing.

(I never really searched for it).
The Damned did a great cover of this on their Anything album:



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