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CB’s Favorite Solos – Sonny Rollins

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Ok this is a no brainer for CB. I think most of you know that I like the “Devils Horn”, even I know that. So here’s a cut that uses it to perfection and that perfection is brought by one of the best, Sonny Rollins. He just soars and takes the song to another level.

I’ve always liked the Stones but I liked them more after this song. “Let’s get Sonny Rollins to play on our record”. A great musical idea.

Sonny takes a couple turns and puts shivers down my back. He gives us a taste about two minutes  in and then takes us out at the end and he takes CB with him. I love Sonny’s sound and tone and he gives it to us on this one. The song never fails to make me feel good. I’m up snap’n my fingers and diggin that sax.

The Stones weren’t waiting on a lady , they were just waiting on a friend and that friend was Sonny Rollins and his horn. The wait was worth it. Man does he sound good.

33 comments on “CB’s Favorite Solos – Sonny Rollins

  1. Vinyl Connection
    November 15, 2020

    D’ya know, CB, I never realised that was Rollins. Ta muchly.

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  2. 1537
    November 15, 2020

    I genuinely had no idea this existed. thanks a bunch CB!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 15, 2020

      Now you do so there is no excuse for not getting up and letting Sonny move ya. My work is done for today.

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  3. 2loud2oldmusic
    November 15, 2020

    He is the best part of that song.

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  4. Jim S.
    November 15, 2020

    A match made in musical heavcen. I never saw Rollins and I suppose I never will now that he’s like, a hundred years old. I think I’ll one of his albums.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 15, 2020

      The Stones used him to perfection, let him do his thing. Yeah, Falda took me to see him on one of his last tours. I loved it.

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  5. Yeah, Another Blogger
    November 15, 2020

    Circa the year 2000 I went with my wife and father to a SR concert. My father was around 90 at that time. He got so excited by Sonny’s playing at one point, he jumped up from his seat and started applauding like crazy.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 15, 2020

      What a cool memory Neil. I’m like your Pops. I jump up to this every time.
      My daughter (Princess Falda) took me to see him around the same time as you and Dad. I even broke down and bought a T shirt, looks like Sonny is wearing a basket on his head. But he makes it look cool.

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  6. hotfox63
    November 15, 2020

    Nice song, CB! Jagger doesn’t waits for a lady, he just watches the girls as they go by. Jagger is waiting for a friend. He comes in the form of Keith Richards. The two walk together – accompanied by Sonny Rollins’ saxophone solo – into a bar, where they meet Ronnie Wood and finally jam off. The song shows the machos as they really are: “Don’t need a whore, I don’t need no booze, don’t need a virgin priest / But I need someone I can cry to, I need someone to protect.”

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 15, 2020

      And Rollins tops it all off.

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      • hotfox63
        November 16, 2020

        Yes, the sax solo is phenomenal. Rollins played as well on the tracks “Slave” and “Neighbors” on the “Tattoo You” album. “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” is another Stones song with a sax solo that I really like.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 16, 2020

        I think the last one is Bobby Keys who weve talked about before.

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  7. Aphoristical
    November 15, 2020

    Have you listened to that song and Joni Mitchell’s ‘Coyote’ back-to-back? They’re very similar!

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  8. EclecticMusicLover
    November 16, 2020

    Love this song, but somehow missed that Sonny Rollins played the sax.

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  9. keepsmealive
    November 16, 2020

    Wish I could hit Like a zillion times.

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  10. BuriedOnMars
    November 18, 2020

    Man, sax was everywhere in the ’80s and here are the Stones kicking the decade off with one.

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  11. 1dancequeendq
    November 20, 2020

    Love this song.

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  12. badfinger20 (Max)
    March 8, 2021

    I always wondered who did that solo. Great record and his sax fits it perfectly. It gives it a New York feel…in my head anyway.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      March 8, 2021

      Like you and Baily I have a pretty cool relationship with my offspring. My daughter (Princess Falda took me to see Sonny a few years ago. Great evening). Sonny has such a great sound. I’m gone when he takes his solos.

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      • badfinger20 (Max)
        March 8, 2021

        That is cool. When you can share things like that with your sons/daughters. We never forget those nights out and I’m sure they won’t either.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        March 8, 2021

        You’re right and seeing Rollins was a great one to add to the live concert list.

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      • badfinger20 (Max)
        March 8, 2021

        I sure will… He would be cool to see. I want to see more jazz also. That is something I’m going to make happen.

        I’m hoping soon we will be able to make a concert trip when the world stops burning. I want to go to more than I was before this happened.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        March 8, 2021

        This time we’ve been getting through kinda puts things into perspective. Lots to enjoy when we get a chance again.

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