Earl Bostic

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Earl Bostic (April 25, 1912 – October 28, 1965) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and a pioneer of the post-war American rhythm and blues style. He had a number of popular hits such as "Flamingo", "Harlem Nocturne", "Temptation", "Sleep", "Special Delivery Stomp" and "Where or When" which all showed off his characteristic growl on the horn. He was a major influence on John Coltrane.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Jazz Time Earl Bostic 1
2000 Flamingo Earl Bostic 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Trading Licks Bill Doggett/Earl Bostic 1
2001 Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Earl Bostic 1945-1948 Earl Bostic 1
2003 Flamingo Earl Bostic 1
2004 The Best of Earl Bostic: Original Hits Earl Bostic 1
2004 Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Earl Bostic 1952-1953 Earl Bostic 1
2006 The Earl Bostic Story Earl Bostic 1
Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Earl Bostic 1948-1949 Earl Bostic 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Beyond the Blue Horizon / For All We Know Earl Bostic 1
1956 Mean to Me / The Bo-Do Rock Earl Bostic 1
1957 Avalon / Too Fine for Crying Earl Bostic 1
1957 Harlem Nocturne / I Hear a Rhapsody Earl Bostic 1
1957 Indiana / Bubbins Rock Earl Bostic 1
1957 September Song / Temptation Earl Bostic 1
1958 Twilight Time/ Over the Waves Rock Earl Bostic 1
1962 Tuxedo Junction/ Air Mail Special Earl Bostic 1
1969 Ain't Misbehaving / Moonglow Earl Bostic 1
1969 Always / Lover Come Back to Me Earl Bostic 1
1969 Flamingo / Sleep Earl Bostic 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 Plays Sweet Tunes of the Roaring 20's, Volume 1 Earl Bostic 1
1959 Sweet Tunes of the Swinging 30s, Volume 3 Earl Bostic 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Blows a Fuse Earl Bostic 1
Earl Bostic Flamingo Earl Bostic 1
For You Earl Bostic 1

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