Sky “Sunlight” Saxon - psychedelic garage star - Aug. 20, 1937 – 2009…

Along with Roky Erickson, Sky Saxon formed a select subset of mad-as-hatters bona fide garage rockers who were cool in the 60s, lost in the 70s to cults or aliens, then had moderate comebacks and fanatic followings in the 80s…

Sky Saxon was best known as the leader and singer of the 1960s Los Angeles psychedelic garage rock band The Seeds (“Pushin’ Too Hard”). I like this description of The Seeds: “weird psychotic blues highlighting Sky’s demented, but charismatic vocal sermonizing…”

The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard, 1965 (Sky Saxon), 1965 single, re-issued in 1966, reaching the Top-40 in February 1967…

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Miles Davis: So What - from Kind of Blue, 1959

Album personnel: Miles Davis – trumpet (band leader); Julian “Cannonball” Adderley – alto saxophone, except on “Blue in Green”; Paul Chambers – double bass; Jimmy Cobb – drums; John Coltrane – tenor saxophone; Bill Evans – piano (except “Freddie Freeloader”), liner notes; Wynton Kelly – piano on “Freddie Freeloader”

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