Saxophoniste tenor Jazz US né Sylverster Austin, le 17 Septembre 1929 à Dunnellon (Floride). Sil Austin est décédé le 1er Septembre 2001.

Though jazz remained his first love, tenor saxophonist Sil Austin recorded in a variety of genres over the course of his long career, including R&B, jump blues, country, pop, and even (on one occasion) disco-ish funk. Born Silvester Austin in Dunnellon, FL, on September 17, 1929, Austin began playing around age 12, inspired by swing legends like Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. He moved to New York while still a teenager, and in 1946 won a talent show at the Apollo with a rendition of "Danny Boy." His biggest breaks came in 1949, when he joined up first with Roy Eldridge and then with Cootie Williams' Birdland house band, where he stayed for three years. After spending 1953-1954 with Tiny Bradshaw (who helped him write the song that Ella Fitzgerald later turned into his nickname, "Ping Pong"), Austin struck out on his own and signed with Mercury, scoring a Top Five R&B/Top 20 pop hit with 1956's "Slow Walk." "Birthday Party" was another big hit, and in 1959, he released his most popular and controversial album, Sil Austin Plays Pretty for the People, which produced a small hit in Austin's return to "Danny Boy," but was criticized by jazz purists for its orchestral pop sound. Austin remained with Mercury for 12 years; in 1973, he moved to Atlanta and recorded for small independent labels off and on, all the way through the mid-'90s. Austin lost a four-year battle with prostate cancer on September 1, 2001.

Talents : Tenor Saxophon

Style musical : Jazz, Rhythm 'n' Blues, Jump Blues, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop

SLOW WALK (1956)

WILDWOOD (1956)

TRAIN WHISTLE (1957)

FINE BROWN FRAME (1958)

HEY! EULA (1958)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

1954 SP Jubilee ‎45-5162 (US) . Sil's Loose / Shuffle Board
04/1956 SP WING W-90075X45 (US) . Titanic / Sil´s Groove
09/1956 78 t. MERCURY 70963 (US) . Slow Walk / Wildwood
09/1956 SP MERCURY 70963X45 (US) . Slow Walk / Wildwood
12/1956 78 t. MERCURY 71027 (US) . Birthday Party / The Last Time
12/1956 SP MERCURY 71027X45 (US) . Birthday Party / The Last Time
03/1957 78 t. MERCURY 71077 (US) . Seven Days In Barcelona / Pretend
03/1957 SP MERCURY 71077X45 (US) . Seven Days In Barcelona / Pretend
05/1957 78 t. MERCURY 71115 (US) . Dues Day / He's A Real Gone Guy
05/1957 SP MERCURY 71115X45 (US) . Dues Day / He's A Real Gone Guy
09/1957 78 t. MERCURY 71196 (US) . Fall Out / Green Blazer
09/1957 SP MERCURY 71196X45 (US) . Fall Out / Green Blazer
1957 EP MERCURY EP-1-3347 (US) Sil AUSTIN & His ORCHESTRA - The Band With The Beat - Train Whistle / Shufflin´ Home / Pink Shade Of Blue / Walkin´ And Talkin´
1957 EP MERCURY EP-1-3348 (US) Sil AUSTIN & His ORCHESTRA - Go Sil Go ! - Oochie John / Birthday Party / 'bout Time / Dogwood Junction
1957 EP MERCURY EP-1-3349 (US) Sil AUSTIN & His ORCHESTRA - Sil, You're Crazy! - The Last Time / One Plus Two Is Nine / A Mother's Child / Fine Brown Frame
1957 EP MERCURY 14173 (F) ROCK 'N' ROLL - Slow Walk / Wildwood / Wait Baby Wait / Show Me The Way 
1958 78 t. MERCURY 71305 (US) . Hey! Eula / Rainstorm
1958 SP MERCURY 71305X45 (US) . Hey! Eula / Rainstorm
1958 78 t. MERCURY 71361 (US) . The Charmer / Riff Raff
1958 SP MERCURY 71361X45 (US) . The Charmer / Riff Raff
1958 EP MERCURY EP 60.105 (SW) Sil AUSTIN & His ORCHESTRA - Everything´s Shakin´
1958 EP MERCURY EP 60.106 (SW) Sil AUSTIN & His ORCHESTRA - Everything´s Shakin´ - Vol.2 - Everything´s Shakin´ / Green Blazer / Balin´ Wire / Late Show
1958 EP MERCURY EP 60.107 (SW) Sil AUSTIN & His ORCHESTRA - Everything's Shakin' - Vol.3 - Fall Out / Tell Your Story / Lifeguard / I'm Back
1958 EP MERCURY 14185 (F) ROCK 'N' ROLL - 2 - The Last Time / Birthday Party / Pretend / Seven Days In Barcelona
1959 SP MERCURY 71408X45 (US) . Apple Sauce / Vernice Cha-Cha
05/1959 SP MERCURY 71442X45 (US) . Danny Boy / The Hungry Eye
06/1959 SP MERCURY 71475X45 (US) . Danny Boy / The Hungry Eye
08/1959 SP MERCURY 71496X45 (US) . Summertime / Ruby
11/1959 SP MERCURY 71543X45 (US) . September Song / Gone Again
02/1960 SP MERCURY 71578X45 (US) . One More Time / Satisfied, Satisfied, Satisfied
05/1960 SP MERCURY 71627X45 (US) . Say Lou / The Girl With The Foxy Frame
1961 EP PHILIPS 434 502 (F) The Continental Stroll / Why Not / When My Dreamboat Comes Home
1961 EP 33 t. MERCURY SM-3003 (JAP)

Danny Boy / Summertime / Stardust / September Song

06/1962 SP MERCURY 71977 (US) . The Golden Twist / Tippin' In
02/1964 SP MERCURY 72238 (US) . Back In Your Own Back Yard / Nature Boy
05/1966 SP Sew City SC 102 (US) . Sil Austin & The All Stars - Big Boss Man / Syl's Concerto
09/1968 SP SSS International SSS 747 (US) . Lover's Holiday / Honey
02/1970 SP SSS International SSS 792 (US) . Massachusetts / Tara's Theme
1976 SP Jerri 104 (US) . Disco Lady / Disco Music










Albums

1958 LP 12" MERCURY ‎MG 20320 (US) Everything's Shakin' - Sil AUSTIN & His ORCHESTRA - Everything's Shakin' / Fall Out / Tell Your Story / The Square From Cuba / Late Show / Locked Out / Balin' Wire / So Slow / Green Blazer / Yipe / I'm Back / Lifeguard
1958 LP 12" MERCURY ‎7178 (F) SLOW WALK ROCK - Sil AUSTIN & His ORCHESTRA - Train Whistle / Shufflin' Home / Pink Shade Of Blue / Walkin' And Taikin' / Oohie John / Birthday Party / The Last Time / One Plus Two Is Nine / Dogwood Junction / 'bout Time / A Mother's Child / Fine Brown Frame
1959 LP 12" MERCURY ‎MG 20424 (mono) / SR 60096 (stereo) (US) Sil Austin Plays Pretty For The People - Danny Boy / Sweet Slumber / Summertime / I'll Walk Alone / My Foolish Heart / Call Me / Ruby / I Can't Get Started / My Mother's Eyes / Prisoner Of Love / It's The Talk Of The Town / Stardust
1959 LP 12" MERCURY ‎‎MG 20434 (mono) / SR 60106 (stereo) (US) Battle Royal! - Sil Austin & Red Prysock - No. 1 Sil / Kenny's Blues / Take The 'A' Train
1960 LP 12" MERCURY ‎SR-60236 (US) ...Soft, Plaintive & Moody - Sil AUSTIN & His ORCHESTRA - September Song / Gone Again / Around The World / At Last / Trust In Me / Don't Get Around Much Anymore / Moonlight Becomes You / (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Becomes You / Please Send Me Someone To Love / I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good / Monnlight In Vermont / These Foolish Things
1961 LP 12" MERCURY ‎SR-60663 (US) Golden Saxophone Hits - Slow Walk / Honky Tonk Part 1 / Flying Home / Walkin' With Mr. Lee / Tippin' In / You Can't Sit Down Part II / So Rare / The Hucklebuck / Peter Gunn From The T.V. Series / Sail Along Silv'ry Moon / Ram-Bunk-Shush / Sleep
1963 LP 12" MERCURY MG 20755 (mono) / SR 60755 (stereo) (US) Sil Austin With Strings And Choir Plays Folk Songs - Trees / Down In The Valley / Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) / All My Trials / Poor Wayfaring Stranger / Greensleeves / The Green Leaves Of Summer From The Batjac Production "The Alamo" / The Three Bells / Grandfather's Clock / Green Fields / Yellow Bird / The Old Spinning Wheel
1964 LP 12" MERCURY ‎MG 20925 (US) Sil Austin Plays Pretty Melodies Of The World - Volare (Nel Blu, Dipinto Di Blu) / Back In Your Own Back Yard / Hawaiian Wedding Song / You'll Never Walk Alone / Vaya Con Dios / Wooden Heart / Sukiyaki / Alley Cat / Autumn Leaves / September Song / Nature Boy / Ebb Tide
1967 LP 12" MERCURY ‎MG 21126 (mono) / SR 61126 (stereo) (US) Sil Austin Plays Pretty For The People Again - I'm In The Mood For Love / The Lonely One / Cry Me A River / The Rose Tattoo / To Love Again / Harlem Nocturne / Broken Promises / Save The Last Dance For Me / On A Tropic Night / Oh Rose, My Rose / Good Night
1968 LP 12" WING SRW 16369 (US)

Again Plays Pretty - Gone Again / Around The World / At Last / Don't Get Around Much Anymore / Moonlight Becomes You / My Heart Sings / Please Me Someone To Love / I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good / Moonlight In Vermont / These Foolish Things

1969 LP 12" SSS International SSS-4 (US) Honey Sax - Danny Boy / Alfie / Red Roses For A Blue Lady / San Francisco (Wear Some Flowers) / Turn The World Around / Days Of Wine And Roses / Honey / A Whiter Shade Of Pale / I Really Don't Want To Know / I Was Made To Love Her / Ode To Billy Joe
1970 LP 12" SSS International SSS-8 (US) Soft Soul With Strings - Massachusetts / Lover's Holiday / Stardust / Johnny Guitar / Fly Me To The Moon / Moon River / Tara's Theme / Harlem Nocturne / Broken Promises / Summertime / I Left My Heart In San Francisco
1971 LP 12" SSS International SSS-14 (US)

Sil and the Silver Screen - Misty / September In The Rain / Tara's Theme / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Alfie / Body And Soul / Moon River / Someone To Watch Over Me / Sumertime / I've Got You Under My Skin / Autumn In New York

1987 LP 12" Polygram 422-832351-1 (US)

Sil Austin Plays Pretty For The People - Danny Boy / Prisoner Of Love / Summertime / I Can't Get Started With You / My Foolish Heart / Call Me / Ruby / My Mother's Eyes / Sweet Slumber / It's The Talk Of The Town

19?? LP 12" MERCURY ‎SMX-7002 (JAP) Golden Tenor Sax Deluxe - Danny Boy / Summertime / I'll Walk / My Foolish Heart / Stardust / September Song / Ebb Tide / Red Sails In The Sunset / Green Fields / Yellow Bird / The Green Leaves Of Summer / Hawaiian Wedding Song / Vaya Con Dios / Autumn Leaves
11/1999 CD Verve 547 876-2 (EUR) Swingsation - Dogwood Junction / Wildwood / Slow Walk / Pink Shade Of Blue / Walkin' And Talkin' / Fine Brown Frame / Train Whistle / Baílin' Wire / Everything's Shakin' / Fallout / Tell Your Story / Yipe / Lifeguard / The Continental Stroll (Parts 1 & 2)
12/1999 CD Polygram 4117 (US) Sax Moods - Best Of Sil Austin - Danny Boy / Harlem Nocturne / Red Sails In The Sunset / I'm In The Mood For Love / My Foolish Heart / Stardust / Broken Promises / The Green Leaves Of Summer / I Left My Heart In San Francisco / Sail Along Silv'ry Moon / Summertime / Autumn Leaves / Greensleeves / September Song / Ebb Tide / To Love Again / The Lonely One / Cry Me A River / Save The Last Dance For Me / Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You)
03/2002 CD Sun SRC-CD-7012-2 (US) Great Sax - Danny Boy / September In The Rain / Days Of Wine And Roses / Stardust / I Left My Heart In San Francisco / Moon River / Body And Soul / Misty / Tara's Theme / Honey / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Harlem Nocturne
07/2002 CD Phantom UICY-8047 (JAP) Best Selection - Danny Boy / Summertime / Stardust / September Song / Ebb Tide / Red Sails In The Sunset / The Green Leaves Of Summer / Greensleeves / My Foolish Heart / I Can't Get Started / Autumn Leaves / Moonlight In Vermont / Sail Along Silv'ry Moon / Volare / Harlem Nocturne / I Left My Heart In San Francisco / I'm In The Mood For Love / The Rose Tattoo / Cry Me A River / To Love Again / Besame Mucho / Broken Promises / Sans Toi Mammie / The Lonely One / Save The Last Dance For Me

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