Fred Jackson (saxophonist)
|Born||1929 (age 86–87)|
|Origin||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|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'.
- Hootin' 'n Tootin' (Blue Note, 1962)
With Baby Face Willette
- Face to Face (Blue Note, 1961)
With Big John Patton
- 1973 The Grand Wazoo, Frank Zappa
- 1974 Wrap Around Joy, Carole King
- 1977 All 'n' All, Earth, Wind, and Fire
- 1977 Just Family, Dee Dee Bridgewater
- 1977 Romantic Journey, Norman Connors
- 1978 Fire on Ice, Terry Callier
- 1978 Supernatural High, Freda Payne
- 1989 The Formative Years 1951–53, Little Richard
- 1997 Jazz Profile, Horace Silver
- 1997 My Time: The Anthology (1969–1997), Boz Scaggs
- 1997 The Very Best of Diane Schuur
- 2001 Fourever, The Four Tops
- 2002 Ultimate Collection, Quincy Jones
- 2004 Grover Mitchell Big Band
- 2006 Nothing Will Be as It Was...Tomorrow/Everyday Everynight, Flora Purim
- 2010 So Many Roads: An Anthology 1964–1974, John Mayall
- 2011 Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles, Ray Charles
- 2011 That Funky Thang, Charles Wright
- 2013 Music on My Mind/Life, Love & Harmony, Nancy Wilson
- "Fred Jackson Discography". Discogs.com. 1965-02-02. Retrieved 2015-07-11.
- Living Blues. Oxford, MS: Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Univ. of Miss. (182-187): 8. 2006. ISSN 0024-5232. OCLC 3759004. Missing or empty
- Blues Unlimited. London: BU Publications Ltd. (148-149): 53. 1988. ISSN 0006-5153. Missing or empty
- 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. Missing or empty
- Dahl, Bill (2001). Motown: The Golden Years. Iola, WI: Krause. ISBN 978-0-87349-286-7. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
- "Fred Jackson | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved October 24, 2016.