Steve Douglas (born Steven Douglas Kreisman; September 24, 1938 – April 19, 1993) was an American saxophonist and flautist. As a Los Angeles session musician, he worked with Phil Spector, Brian Wilson, and The Beach Boys.
Douglas can be heard on records by Duane Eddy, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Willy DeVille, Bob Dylan, The Ramones and many others. He was also a record producer, having produced Mink DeVille's Le Chat Bleu.
On April 19, 1993, while warming up with Ry Cooder, Steve Douglas collapsed and died. Heart Failure was the official cause of death. He was only 54.
Each year Darlene Love performs "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" for Christmas on the Late Show with David Letterman with Douglas's sax from the original recording being played by Bruce Kapler.
In 2003, Douglas was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- Twist with Steve Douglas and the Rebels, 1962
- Hot Sax, 1990