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Lazarus and the Gimp
04-08-2007, 12:15:37
From the BBC obituary round-up


Another composer of popular music was tenor saxophonist Boots Randolph who came up with the instrumental Yakety Sax. The tune became a hit in 1961 with many saxophonists trying, usually without success, to emulate Randolph's stuttering style. It was revived by Benny Hill where it featured in the closing credits of his TV shows when the comedian was chased by a bevy of attractive girls. Randolph wrote a number of other hit records and also played on hits by other artists including Rocking Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee and Roy Orbison's Pretty Woman



"Yakety sax" is the song I want played at my funeral.

Greg W
04-08-2007, 12:57:29
There you go. I never knew the Benny Hill "theme" was called Yakety Sax.

RIP saxamaphone dude.

TCO
04-08-2007, 13:23:24
Yackety Axe