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Album: Yakety Sax!Released: 1963
This saxophone-based instrumental was popularized on The Benny Hill Show, where it played when Hill was being chased around by policemen and angry women. Because of its use on the show, it has appeared in many comedic skits on other shows over the years.
Boots Randolph was a Nashville sax player who performed solos on Roy Orbison's "Mean Woman Blues" and Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree." He died at age 80 on July 3, 2007.
Randolph wrote this with guitarist James Rich. It was influenced by the 1958 Coasters song "Yakety Yak