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Allen Toussaint (<) is an under-recognized musical genius, prolific songwriter and producer. His horn arrangments are lengendary.

The saxophone work on Last Train and Country John from the "Southern Nights" album (1975) is particularly memorable.

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"Southern Nights" is only available on CD as a Japanese import, but both songs are included on the US "Toussaint Collection" put together from his four 1970s LPs.

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Mindcrime....I've never known INXS to use a flute. Hang on, I'm singing the song in my head now.... :jester:

It's been so long since I've heard that song, I'm not sure. I would have to say probably not, as they usually just used the sax. I have seen Kirk play a soprano sax so that may have been what he used.

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I'm not a big fan of Foreigner (don't like the voice of lead singer Lou Gramm), but I heard the song Urgent today and was amazed by the sax solo.

No wonder. I checked and found the sax on that song came from the fantastic Junior Walker.

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Nobody's mentioned Junior Walker & The All Stars' hits Shotgun, (I'm A) Road Runner, and Cleo's Back.

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The worst song I've ever encountered with massive use of a saxophone is Tim Cappello's "I Still Believe". It was featured in the 1987 vampire classic "The Lost Boys" during the part at the fair, where he performed it live & had the crowd head-banging to his Michael Bolton like sax playing. I feel like I have been scarred for life ever seeing it, one of the worst performances ever.

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