A Selective Discography of Bobby Keys’ Studio Recordings

Ace No Strings, Horn

American Flyer Spirit of a Woman, Horn

Andrew Gold Andrew Gold, Horn

Audience Lunch Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)

B.B. King In London Horn, Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)

Barbra Streisand Barbra Joan Streisand, Horn

Billy Preston Late at Night Saxophone

Bonnie Bramlett I’m Still the Same, Saxophone

Carl Carlton Love and Respect, Saxophone

Carly Simon No Secrets Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)

Carly Simon Hotcakes Saxophone, Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor), Trombone

Chris Jagger Chris Jagger Saxophone

Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N Roll Saxophone

Chuck Leavell What’s in That Bag? Saxophone

Country Joe & the Fish Reunion Saxophone

Country Joe McDonald Paradise with an Ocean View Saxophone

Dana Gillespie Weren’t Born a Man Saxophone

Delaney & Bonnie Motel Shot Saxophone

Delaney & Bonnie D & B Together (Bonus Tracks) Vocals, Musician

Delaney & Bonnie Accept No Substitute Saxophone

Delaney & Bonnie On Tour With Eric Clapton Saxophone

Donovan Cosmic Wheels (Epic) Saxophone

Dr. John The Sun, Moon & Herbs Saxophone, Sax

Eric Carmen Boats Against the Current Horn, Saxophone

Eric Clapton Eric Clapton Saxophone

Eric Mercury Eric Mercury Horn

Etta James Come a Little Closer Horn

Faces Long Player Saxophone, Sax

Fanny Fanny Hill Saxophone

Gary Wright Footprint Saxophone

Genya Ravan Goldie Zelkowitz Saxophone

Geoff Muldaur Motion Horn

George Harrison All Things Must Pass Saxophone

George Harrison All Things Must Pass (30th Anniversary Edition) Sax

Graham Nash Songs for Beginners Saxophone

Harry Nilsson Nilsson Schmilsson Saxophone

Harry Nilsson Nilsson Schmilsson (Bonus Tracks) Saxophone

Harry Nilsson That’s the Way It Is (Expanded) Saxophone

Harry Nilsson That’s the Way It Is Saxophone

Harry Nilsson Duit on Mon Dei Saxophone

Harry Nilsson Pussy Cats Saxophone

Harry Nilsson Nilsson Schmilsson (Import with Bonus Tracks) Saxophone

Harry Nilsson Son of Dracula Saxophone

Harry Nilsson Son of Schmilsson Horn, Saxophone, Sax (Tenor), Soloist

Humble Pie Rock On Saxophone

Ian McLagan Troublemaker Horn

Ian McLagan Bump in the Night Horn

Jim Carroll Catholic Boy Saxophone

Jim Price Kids Nowadays Ain’t Got No Shame Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)

Jim Price Sundegos Travelling Orchestra Saxophone

Joe Cocker Mad Dogs & Englishmen Saxophone

Joe Cocker Live in L.A. Saxophone

Joe Cocker Jamaica Say You Will Sax (Tenor)

Joe Cocker Luxury You Can Afford Saxophone

Joe Ely Lord of the Highway Saxophone

Joey Stec Joey Stec Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)

John Hiatt Beneath This Gruff Exterior Sax (Baritone)

John Lennon Sometime in New York City/Live Jam Saxophone

John Lennon Walls and Bridges Horn, Saxophone, Tenor (Vocal)

John Lennon Rock ‘n’ Roll Saxophone

John Martyn Inside Out Saxophone

John Simon Don’t Forget What I Told You Vocals

John Simon John Simon’s Album Sax (Tenor)

Kate & Anna McGarrigle Kate & Anna McGarrigle (Carthage) Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)

Keith Moon Two Sides of the Moon Saxophone

Keith Richards Talk Is Cheap Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)

Keith Richards Live at the Hollywood Palladium (Dec. 15, 1988) Saxophone

Keith Richards Live at the Hollywood Palladium (Box Set + CD Limited Edition) Saxophone

Kracker Kracker Brand Saxophone

Leo Sayer Endless Flight (Expanded) Horn

Lesley Duncan Maybe It’s Lost Saxophone

Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping Horn, Saxophone

Marc Benno Ambush Saxophone

Martha Reeves Martha Reeves Horn

Marvin Gaye Let’s Get It On (Deluxe Edition) Saxophone

Michael Pinder The Promise Saxophone

Nicky Hopkins The Tin Man Was a Dreamer Saxophone

Renee Geyer Renee Geyer (Portrait) Saxophone

Ringo Starr Ringo Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)

Ringo Starr Goodnight Vienna Horn, Saxophone

Ron Wood 1234 Saxophone

Ron Wood Gimme Some Neck Saxophone

Ron Wood Mahoneys Last Stand (Japan Bonus Tracks) Sax (Tenor), Brass

Ron Wood Mahoney’s Last Stand (US) Horn, Sax (Tenor), Brass

Ronnie Lane Mahoney’s Last Stand (UK) Sax (Tenor), Brass

Rossetta Hightower Hightower Saxophone

Shawn Phillips Bright White Saxophone

Sheryl Crow The Globe Sessions Sax (Alto), Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor), Soloist

Sheryl Crow The Globe Sessions (DVD) Sax (Alto), Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)

Sheryl Crow The Globe Sessions (Australia Bonus CD) Sax (Alto), Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)

Sky Sailor’s Delight Horn

Sky Don’t Hold Back Saxophone

The Cate Brothers In One Eye and out the Other Horn

The Crickets Double Exposure Saxophone

The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)

The Rolling Stones Emotional Rescue Horn, Saxophone

The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed Horn, Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)

The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers Horn, Saxophone

The Rolling Stones Exile on Main St. Horn, Saxophone

The Rolling Stones Flashpoint Saxophone, Synthesizer

The Rolling Stones No Security (Japan Bonus Track) Saxophone

The Rolling Stones Poland, 1998 Saxophone

The Rolling Stones Rome, 1990 Saxophone

The Rolling Stones No Security Saxophone

The Rolling Stones Headin’ for an Overload Saxophone

The Rolling Stones Get Your Leeds Lungs Out!-Revisited Saxophone

The Rolling Stones Stripped Saxophone

Third World War Third World War Saxophone

Van Dyke Parks The Clang of the Yankee Reaper Saxophone

Various Artists Dick Tracy (Original Soundtrack) Guitar

Various Artists For Our Children Too Sax (Baritone)

Various Artists Weird Nightmare: Meditations on Mingus Sax (Tenor)

Various Artists The Shag Bass, Guitar

Various Artists From East Memphis to Kingston Performer

Warren Zevon Warren Zevon Saxophone

Yoko Ono Fly Saxophone, Claves


1971 Mad Dogs & Englishmen

1972 Cocksucker Blues

1973 Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones

1982 Let’s Spend the Night Together

1993 Weird Nightmare

1991 Rolling Stones -Live At the Max


March 9
Suffering Bastards play the Highline Ballroom, New York City

March 10
SB play the Keswick Theater, Philadelphia

March 19
Book Launch Party, Parnassus, Nashville

March 21
Event at The Booksellers in Laurelwood, Memphis
Cosponsored by either Stax Records or the Memphis Music Foundation

March 23
Event at the Conference of the Book, Oxford, Mississippi

March 24
Lemuria Books, Jackson, MS


March 22
Interview and performance by Bobby Keys on Thacker Mountain Radio, Mississippi

MOJO Magazine has interviewed Bobby Keys for a special edition of the
magazine dedicated to The Rolling Stones. It will run in 2012. UK.

Feature on Bobby Keys in The Beverly Hills Times magazine. Pub date: TBD.

Interview with Bobby Keys The El Paso Times. Pub date: TBD.


Every Night Is A Saturday Night: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Life of Legendary Sax Man Bobby Keys

Born in Slaton, Texas, Bobby Keys has lived the kind of life that qualifies as a rock ‘n’ roll folktale. In his early teens, Keys bribed his way into Buddy Holly’s garage band rehearsals. He took up the saxophone because it was the only instrument left unclaimed in the school band, and he convinced his grandfather to sign his guardianship over to Crickets drummer J.I. Allison so that he could go on tour as a teenager.

Keys spent years on the road during the early days of rock ‘n’ roll with hitmakers like Bobby Vee and the various acts on Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars Tour, followed by decades as top touring and session sax man for the likes of Mad Dogs and Englishmen, George Harrison, John Lennon, and onto his gig with The Rolling Stone from 1970 onward. Every Night’s a Saturday Night finds Keys setting down the many tales of an over-the-top rock ‘n’ roll life in his own inimitable voice.

Augmented by exclusive contributions with famous friends like Keith Richards, Joe Crocker, and Jim Keltner, Every Night’s a Saturday Night paints a unique picture of the coming-of-age of rock ‘n’ roll.

Co-Author, William Ditenhafer

Bill Ditenhafer is the former editor of Nashville Lifestyles magazine and has worked as a features writer, arts writer, critic and editor at weekly newspapers from Nashville, Tennessee to Warsaw, Poland. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two children.