Sil Austin

Sil Austin

Sil Austin

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Top Songs

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Slow Walk
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Danny Boy
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Ode To Billy Joe
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I Was Made To Love Her
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I Really Don't Want To Know

Albums

  • Sil's Fifties

    Aug 2021 • 10 songs

  • Swingsation: Sil Austin

    Jan 1999 • 14 songs

  • Great Sax

    Jan 1995 • 12 songs

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Sil Austin

Biography

Though jazz remained his first love, tenor saxophonist Sil Austin recorded in a variety of genres over the course of his long career, including R&B, jump blues, country, pop, and even (on one occasion) disco-ish funk. Born Silvester Austin in Dunnellon, FL, on September 17, 1929, Austin began playing around age 12, inspired by swing legends like Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. He moved to New York while still a teenager, and in 1946 won a talent show at the Apollo with a rendition of "Danny Boy." His biggest breaks came in 1949, when he joined up first with Roy Eldridge and ...
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