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Arnett Cobb

One of the classic Texas Tenors, there was always excitement elicited by Cobb’s uninhibited, blasting style which earned him the label “Wild Man of the Tenor Sax.”

Arnette Cleophus Cobbs, was born on August 10, 1918, in Houston, Texas. He was taught piano by his grandmother and went on to study violin before taking up tenor saxophone in the Wheatley High School band. When he was fifteen he joined Louisiana band leader Frank Davis’s band and performed in the Houston area and throughout Louisiana during the summer. He worked with trumpeter Chester Boone for two years and left to become a founding member of the Milton Larkin Orchestra in 1936.

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Albums

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Smooth Sailing
Prestige
1995
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Show Time
Prestige
1988
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Funky Butt
Prestige
1981
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Midnight Slows Vol. 2
Prestige
1978
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Live at Sandy's
Live at Sandy's
Muse Records
1977
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The Fabulous Apollo...
Prestige
1973
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Videos

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