Fred Jackson (saxophonist)
|Origin||Atlanta, Georgia, US|
|Genres||R&B, jazz, soul|
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Jackson began his career as an R&B saxophonist. He performed in Little Richard's band from 1951 until 1953. Jackson also accompanied vocalist Billy Wright, appearing on several recordings for Savoy Records. Later in the decade, he joined vocalist Lloyd Price's band, performing in concert tours during a peak in Price's popularity. Jackson also served as the bandleader for vocalist Chuck Willis. In 1961, Jackson recorded with B.B. King.
Jackson began making jazz recordings during the early 1960s, accompanying soul jazz organists such as John Patton and Baby Face Willette on several Blue Note albums. In 1962, he recorded one album, Hootin' 'n Tootin', under his own name for Blue Note. (The album's organist, Earl Van Dyke, joined The Funk Brothers at Motown.) Jackson led a subsequent recording session for Blue Note, but these tracks were not released until 1998, when they were appended to the CD edition of Hootin' 'n Tootin'.
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- Hootin' 'n Tootin' (Blue Note, 1962)
With Baby Face Willette
- Face to Face (Blue Note, 1961)
With Big John Patton
- Living Blues (Oxford, MS: Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Univ. of Miss.) (182-187): 8. 2006. ISSN 0024-5232. OCLC 3759004.
- Blues Unlimited (London: BU Publications Ltd.) (148-149): 53. 1988. ISSN 0006-5153.
- Dahl, Bill (2003). "Billy Wright". All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul. allmusic. V. Bogdanov, C. Woodstra, S. Erlewine. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard. p. 777. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
- Erlewine, Steven Thomas. Fred Jackson at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
- Living Blues (Oxford, MS: Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Univ. of Miss.) (84-89): 56. 1989. ISSN 0024-5232. OCLC 3759004.
- Dahl, Bill (2001). Motown: The Golden Years. Iola, WI: Krause. ISBN 978-0-87349-286-7. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
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