Flamingo
Earl Bostic Lyrics


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AWolf 91

This song was one of my Dad's favourite songs. Unfortunately he passed away with cancer and pneumonia. I always remember playing this song for him whilst he was semi conscious in his hospital bed moving his legs up and down listening to this <3

Donald Morrow

I think that Earl Bostic gets way too little credit for influencing how Rock and Roll and R&B sax sounds even today.  As much as Illinois Jacquet put rhythmic and percussive accents into R&B sax vocabulary, Bostic brought bigness and attention to melody into it.  When "Flamingo" hit #1 on the R&B chart, the sound of R&B sax changed forever and the sound of Rock and Roll sax was codified.  You can hear his influence on sax players from King Curtis to Clarence Clemons.  It's time to give this guy a good listen.

Nuri Majeed

I agree this guy is way underrated....he is a master at the sax...

Pete Hammer

Not to mention he was a true master technician on the alto. He blew away Bird at cutting sessions. Bostic never recorded his true abilities because, as Lou Donaldson said, he didn't want other players stealing his stuff!

BuckshotLaFunke1

And he had Jimmy Cobb on drums, who later played in the Miles Davis Quintet. And for a while he had a tenor player by the name of John Coltrane...

Mariusz Bielecki

Słuchałem flamingo w latach 50 tych i obecnie mając 86 lat lubię go odtwarzać minimum raz dziennik

Ronald Howell

It was 1954 or so, i was just 16 years old when I first heard this recording on the BBC. It just blew me away!! What a driving,. swinging horn .......... there has been nothing like Earl's sound since.
Brings back fond memories every time I play it.

Maggie Bawden

Couldn't agree more and I am just three years younger than you.

John Still

Hi! Ronald...I reckon I 'discovered' Earl that year...I too was 16 yo...I'll be 78 on August 30...[2016]. Loved his music!! 'Moon Glow' theme from 'Picnic' starring Kim Novac and William Holden...loved that movie!! I have an LP entitled "BOSTIC ROCKS...Hits of the Swing Age". So many of the 'swing' numbers of the 'swing age' performed by Earl in his unique style...It's 10". "Parlophone" PMD 1068...If you haven't heard this, I'm sure you will love it!! You might find it on AMAZON...I haven't looked...I agree, there has been NOTHING like "Earl's Sound", since!! Stay healthy!!

Mike Owen

Earl Bostic used tenor reeds on his alto. Massive sound!

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