For the wieners who love wieners and the weirdos who love weird song titles, all Frank Culley had to do was fry up some "Flying Sausages" for RCA in the early '50s to earn a state of eternal grace. For the more discerning, tenor saxophonist Culley can be credited with helping to create the entire sound of the R&B saxophone, leading to a dependable spot for the horn in many a combo. He grew up in in Norfolk, VA, learning tenor sax when he was only ten years old. Professionally his first major engagement was with the exuberant Johnson's Happy Pals; by the '40s he was leading his own groups, before long presented with opportunities to record for labels such as Lenox and Continental. Even while leading he still made time to blow energetic solos on other people's records, his sound also becoming an essential part of some vintage Wynonie ...
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