King Curtis  

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Curtis Ousley (February 7, 1934August 13, 1971), who performed under the name King Curtis, was an American tenor, alto, and soprano saxophonist and session musician who played rhythm and blues, soul, Rock and roll, and soul jazz. He was also a Musical Director and record producer. He is best known for his distinctive sax riffs and solos on such hits as The Coasters' "Yakety Yak", and his own "Memphis Soul Stew".



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