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Hand Clappin’ Red Prysock

Celebrating the birthday of Red Prysock, a trailblazer in the R&B tenor saxophone world, we honor his contributions to rhythm and blues.

Prysock, recognized for his energetic performances and powerful sax solos, first gained attention with Tiny Bradshaw’s band and went on to achieve solo success with hits like “Hand Clappin’.”

His career included memorable sax battles, notably with Benny Golson, and collaborations with notable artists like his brother, Arthur Prysock. Red’s legacy in shaping the sound of R&B saxophone remains influential today

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