1961 King Curtis – Old Gold

Old Gold is the eighth solo album by King Curtis, released in 1961.

Curtis Ousley (born Curtis Montgomery; February 7, 1934 – August 13, 1971) known professionally as King Curtis, was an American saxophonist who played rhythm and blues, jazz, and rock and roll. A bandleader, band member, and session musician, he was also a musical director and record producer. Adept at tenor, alto, and soprano saxophone, he played riffs and solos on hit singles such as “Respect” by Aretha Franklin (1965), and “Yakety Yak” by The Coasters (1958) and his own “Memphis Soul Stew” (1967).


1  Fever (John Davenport; Eddie Cooley) 02:45
2  Honky Tonk (Bill Doggett) 04:53
3  So Rare (Jerry Herst; J Sharpe) 02:36
4  Tippin’ In (Bobby Smith; Marty Symes) 02:33
5  You Came A Long Way From St. Louis (Sidney Russell; John Brooks) 02:23
6  Tuxedo Junction (Erskine Hawkins; Bill Johnson; Julian Dash; Buddy Feyne) 03:00
7  The Hucklebuck (Andy Gibson; Roy Alfred) 02:49
8  Lean Baby (William May; Roy Alfred) 03:00
9  Harlem Nocturne (Earl Hagen) 03:57
10  Night Train (Oscar Washington; Lewis Simpkins; Jimmy Forrest) 03:00
11  Soft (Nelson Glover; Tiny Bradshaw) 02:54


BassBob Bushnell
DrumsRay Lucas
GuitarBilly Butler
GuitarEric Gale
OrganJack McDuff
SaxKing Curtis
BongosWillie Rodriguez
CongasWillie Rodriguez

Liner Notes

Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
Recording Supervisor – Esmond Edwards