Sax Kari


Rufus Thomas (left) and Sax Kari (right) at WDIA in Memphis, 1963 | Preston Lauterbach | tc362

Bandleader, manager and record producer Isaac Saxton Kari Toombs (Sax Kari) was born on 6 February 1920 and died on 1 October 2009. He also used the name “Dirty Red” Morgan, and others, for different purposes. A stalwart of the New Orleans and Florida music scene, as well as the Chicago scene, among the records he produced was “You’re so fine” by the Falcons. Among the artistes he managed was Della Reese.


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