LYNN HOPE Saxophonist 1950s 8x10 Promo Photo

You are bidding on a rare 1950s 8x10 Black & White Promo Photo of “LYNN HOPE”. The photo is an original from the 1950s and not a copy. T are a few very minor flaws, only on the borders. Other than that, the photo is in great shape. His image is nice and clear. The winning bidder can review the photo and send it back anytime for full refund if not completely happy with it. Free Shipping! Thanks For Looking!


Tenor saxophonist Lynn Hope was noted for his apparel and instrumental remakes of established pre-rock pop anthems. Hope joined King Kolax's band when he graduated from high school in Birmingham during the '40s. He later converted to Islam, and became noted for wearing a turban, though few ever called him Al Hajji Abdullah Rascheed Ahmed. Hope signed with Miracle in 1950, but the contract proved invalid. He moved to Premium, w he cut "Tenderly," a song that was later picked up by Chess. Hope recorded often for Aladdin between 1951 and 1957, doing such reworked standards as "September Song" and "Summertime." While these numbers were often performed with little or no melodic embellishment or improvisation, the flip sides were often fierce uptempo blues or jump tunes. "Tenderly" earned Hope his only hit in 1950, reaching number eight R&B and #19 pop. He made his last sessions for King in 1960, then
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