19. Boots Randolph – A Nashville Cat


You may have heard that 1960′s song, “Nashville Cats” by The Lovin’ Spoonful. Goes like this: Well, there’s thirteen hundred and fifty two
Guitar pickers in Nashville
And they can pick more notes than the number of ants
On a Tennessee anthill
Yeah, there’s thirteen hundred and fifty two
Guitar cases in Nashville
And any one that unpacks his guitar could play
Twice as better than I will

Well, legendary sax man Mr. Boots Randolph built and owned a club in Nashville’s famous Printer’s Alley. Just before he played “Yakety Sax” (the song you’ve heard on “The Benny Hill Show”) each night he would say: “There’s 1,352 guitar pickers in Nashville and one damn sax player and if I ever find him, I’m gonna shoot him.”

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One response to “19. Boots Randolph – A Nashville Cat

  1. Ellen Bloomfield

    Love your blog! Are you interested in posting what all those women hooping around Nashville with their pink hula hoops are doing? Email me and I’ll give you the details.

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