Author: Timothy Hoover

Works Published by UNT Press

Soul Serenade: King Curtis and His Immortal Saxophone

— Vol. 17: of North Texas Lives of Musicians Series

Published: October, 2022  Pages: 352  Features: 36 b&w photos. Notes. Bib. Index.

Although in 2000 he became the first sideman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, “King Curtis” Ousley never lived to accept his award. Tragically, he was murdered outside his New York City home in 1971. At that moment, thirty-seven-year-old King Curtis was widely regarded as the greatest R & B saxophone player of all time. He also may have been the most prolific, having recorded with well over two hundred artists during an eighteen-year span. more... about Soul Serenade: King Curtis and His Immortal Saxophone