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Please don't apologise, I've not come across Wilton Felder and I'm really pleased to have seen that video, thanks. So is that a Berg and a Yamaha he's playing?
Last edited by Chris98; 8th October 2010 at 05:31 PM. Reason: Didn't know what I was doing as usual!
I think the Berg is a 105 / 0
And a King super 20
Thanks for that - it made my evening ! Nicely recorded too, which helps.
Looks like he has got a fancy aftermarket neck on his King, possibly a Gloger ?
I've just found a few pics on the web and see what you mean about the conical shaped keycups.
Edit: And looking On My Born to Run boxset isn't Clarence Clemons playing one?
Last edited by Chris98; 8th October 2010 at 06:38 PM.
I believe he was a bass player and then on sax became one of the founder members with 'The Jazz Crusaders', later to become simply 'The Crusaders'. So that is Wilton on the ever popular Street Life solo.
A hat full of recordings there then!
I have a few Wilton Felder solo albums but the one that absolutely typifies what I love about his style has to be 'Inherit the wind'
I was introduced to it about 18 years ago and some of the recording effects on the album seemed a little dated then, but his soul just comes right out and grabs ya!
These days, I don't even notice those effects and can't ever imagine his playing sounding dated or stale.
Hope that s a good start!
A brilliant start, thanks Saxlicker.
I love it when I have someone new to discover.
In my ignorance I had ASSuMEd it was just a late super 20 neck. I have seen some super 20's auctioned that were later models and came with ordinary over slung octave levers. Further more some weren't even silver, but now I'm all sketchy on the on the facts.
Nice sax and clip.
In the early 60's King dropped the underslung octave key and the neck got a brace. I guess that was a collaboration with the SML company. And they also dropped the double socket at that time.
Clarence is with a King Super 20 from the 50's on the "Born To Run" sleeve. But on all performances I've seen from 70's to 2009 he had been first on Selmer Mk VI tenor with a reforced neck (brace) with Berg Larsen and later Keilwerth with Rovner Deep-V. You can quite often see a Selmer neck with a brace. Maybe CC blew a King Super 20 on clubgigs. CC played Yamaha soprano and bari.
1 of my fave tenor cats is he,thats the way to sound on ya tenor,big,muscular,brooding,wailing and singing.I love him.
I need to hear more of this!
Man is limited by his fears, not his imagination.
Bari: Noblet low Bb/PPT Signature 7; Tenor: A Santoni, Parč/PPT 8*; Alto: 1935 Kohlert Star/Morgan 7L; Sop: G4M Straight/PPT 7lar/8 .