"Boots" Randolph

"Boots" Randolph (HMQRV)

Location: Munfordville, KY 42765 Hart County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 16.197', W 85° 53.524'

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June 3, 1927 - July 3, 2007

Internationally known saxophonist, Homer Louis "Boots" Randolph attended the old Munfordville High School on this site from 1942-1944. While here he played guitar and trombone. Randolph started playing saxophone as a high school senior in Evansville, Indiana. Moving to Nashville in 1961, he became the outstanding saxophonist of his day, the first saxophonist to record with Elvis Presley. He is featured on many Presley records and eight movie sound tracks. He also recorded with Roy Orbison, Al Hirt, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chet Atkins, Richie Cole, Brenda Lee, Floyd Cramer, Buddy Holly, Alabama & Johnny Cash. Randolph is famous for his 1963 #1 tune, "Yakety Sax."
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Records on which Randolph is featured:
Elvis Presley - "Return to Sender," "Reconsider Baby"
Al Hirt - "Java"
Roy Orbison - "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Blue Bayou," "In Dreams"
REO Speedwagon - "Little Queenie"
Jerry Lee Lewis - "Turn on Your Lovelight"
Brenda Lee - "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "I Want to be Wanted," "I'm Sorry"
Placed ByThe Munfordville Tourism Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 3:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 598231 N 4125394
Decimal Degrees37.26995000, -85.89206667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.197', W 85° 53.524'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 11.82" N, 85° 53' 31.44" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 220 N West St, Munfordville KY 42765, US
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