Boots Randolph In Hospital - Update

Saxophone player Boots Randolph was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday in Nashville. Officials at Skyline Medical Center said Randolph's family had asked that no other information be released about him other than to ask for prayers. The 80-year-old Randolph is best known for his 1963 hit "Yakety Sax," which became the theme song for the TV show "The Benny Hill Show" more than two decades after the tune was released. He had been a top Nashville session musician, playing with dozens of recording artists, including Elvis Presley. Update July 1, 2007: Update on the condition of Boots Randolph (80), who was unexpectedly taken to the hospital last Wednesday. Boots suffered a brain hemmorage. The doctors have good hopes that he will survive, but fear that his sax playing days are over. All scheduled performances, including the ones during Elvis Week, have been cancelled. If you would like to contact the family, here's the official email address: bootsrandolph@comcast.net
Source: Associated Press / Updated: Jul 1, 2007 
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Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2007report abuse
Get well Boots. The best sax man of all. My personal favorite has always been the underrated Elvis classic, Girls Girls Girls. Because it was a movie song, it gets overlooked, but this song rocks! Great sax solo!
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2007report abuse
What about the sax solo in "I feel so bad", folks ?
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2007report abuse
Btw, did you know the pic above is reversed, can't see the guitar player, is it Scottie Moore, anyway, none of Elvis' guitar player's were left handed
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 3, 2007report abuse
CDKing reminded me of what Boots played on, a fabulous player.
Mofoca22 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 2, 2007report abuse
get well boots your in my hearts and my prayers tonight.
CD King (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 1, 2007report abuse
Boots Randolph - superb brilliant Saxophone player. BMG should issue a CD The Elvis Hits featuring the Great BOOTS RANDOLPH with classic tracks like: King Of The Whole Wide World, Reconsider Baby; Girls Girls Girls, Come What May, I've Got To Find My Baby, Return To Sender, Almost Always True...
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 30, 2007report abuse
IN our thoughts as well,i have heard much of boots work and it is great to say the least!
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 30, 2007report abuse
A really great player, very evident on "Elvis Is Back" I wish him well. as Greg say's he and Floyd Cramer were the driving force behind Elvis
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 30, 2007report abuse
I send my prayers as well. I was about to buy some additional (solo) music by him this week when I happened heard this bad news. I think a lot of you would enjoy the solo work of Mr. Randolph, and the other Nashville "cats" like Floyd Cramer, etc. Great stuff. He was a class act. Think of him and pray for him.
everett001 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 29, 2007report abuse
double ditto BOOTS. We're praying for you. You made us BOOGIE!!!
June (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 29, 2007report abuse
Ditto.......we love you, Boots. Get well soon.
see see rider (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 29, 2007report abuse
Get well soon Mr. Randolph, you're a true musical great. Not JUST because you played on any Elvis records, but because of your musical talent period.
Joe Carr (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 29, 2007report abuse
You're in our prayers Boots!
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 29, 2007report abuse
Our thoughts are definitely with Boots & his family. He is a talented musician, an incredible sax player & a very nice man with a great sense of humor.
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 29, 2007report abuse
A very sad news. Boots is one of the greatest musicians having played with Elvis. Guitarist Hank Garland comes to my mind also.

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