Wilton Felder

Real Name:
Wilton Lewis Felder
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Jazz saxophonist - bassist - songwriter - producer

Born: August 31, 1940, Houston, Texas, USA
Died: September 27, 2015, Houston, Texas, USA

One of the most acclaimed jazz & soul musicians of the 1970's-1980's music scene. He is best known as a founding member of The Jazz Crusaders, founded in the late 1950's while still in high school in Houston, and later shortened to The Crusaders. Felder was extremely busy as a West coast studio musician, mostly playing electric bass, on various soul, R&B, and rock albums with such artists as Marvin Gaye , John Cale, Bobby Womack, Randy Newman, Jackson 5 & Joni Mitchell. He also had a modest solo output with several releases featuring his name. Felder played a King Super 20 tenor sax with a metal 105/0 Berg Larsen mouthpiece. He has also used Yamaha saxes. He played a Fender Precision bass, and has also played Aria bass guitars.
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Albums

ST-20152 'Bullitt' — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder 'Bullitt' (Album) World Pacific Jazz, Pacific Jazz ST-20152 US 1969 Sell This Version
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9022-1109 We All Have A Star — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder We All Have A Star (Album) ABC Records 9022-1109 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
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MCG 4013 Inherit The Wind — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder Inherit The Wind (Album) MCA Records MCG 4013 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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MCA 4180, MCA-5406 Gentle Fire — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder Gentle Fire (Album) MCA Records MCA 4180, MCA-5406 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
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MCAC-5510 Secrets — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder Featuring Bobby Womack Introducing Alltrinna Grayson Wilton Felder Featuring Bobby Womack Introducing Alltrinna Grayson - Secrets (Album) MCA Records MCAC-5510 US 1985 Sell This Version
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MCA-42096 Love Is A Rush — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder Love Is A Rush (Album) MCA Records MCA-42096 US 1987 Sell This Version
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PAR-2010-C Nocturnal Moods — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder Nocturnal Moods (Album) Par Records PAR-2010-C US 1991 Sell This Version
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PAR 2018 Forever, Always — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder Forever, Always (Album) Par Records PAR 2018 Austria 1993 Sell This Version
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TOCP-8050 Who Say DJ Can't Play Jazz? — Wilton Felder Loving Power (11) Featuring Wilton Felder, Wah Wah Watson*, Phil Upchurch, Larry Dunn & John Robinson (2) Loving Power (11) Featuring Wilton Felder, Wah Wah Watson*, Phil Upchurch, Larry Dunn & John Robinson (2) - Who Say DJ Can't Play Jazz?(CD, Album, Promo) EAU Records TOCP-8050 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
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CCD 4778-2 Freedom Sound — Wilton Felder Poncho Sanchez Featuring Wilton Felder & Wayne Henderson Poncho Sanchez Featuring Wilton Felder & Wayne Henderson - Freedom Sound(CD, Album) Concord Picante CCD 4778-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
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none Power Of Our Music; The Endangered Species (live In South Africa) — Wilton Felder Jazz Crusaders* Featuring: Wayne Henderson & Wilton Felder Jazz Crusaders* Featuring: Wayne Henderson & Wilton Felder - Power Of Our Music; The Endangered Species (live In South Africa)(CD, Album) Indigo Blue Entertainment Inc. none US 2000 Sell This Version
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TLE 100172 Three Kings: The Legacy Continues 1 — Wilton Felder Wayne Henderson / Ronnie Laws / Wilton Felder Wayne Henderson / Ronnie Laws / Wilton Felder - Three Kings: The Legacy Continues 1(CD, Album) True Life Entertainment TLE 100172 US 2004 Sell This Version
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676695017526 Let's Spend Some Time — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder Let's Spend Some Time(CD, Album) BCS Records 676695017526 US 2005 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

2C 006 90139 M, 2C 006-90.139 M Theme From Bullitt — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder Theme From Bullitt(7", Mono) Liberty, Liberty 2C 006 90139 M, 2C 006-90.139 M France 1969 Sell This Version
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AB-12433 Let's Dance Together — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder Let's Dance Together (Single) ABC Records AB-12433 US 1978 Sell This Version
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MCA 41048 My Name Is Love — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder My Name Is Love MCA Records MCA 41048 US 1979 Sell This Version
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MCA 646 Inherit The Wind — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder Inherit The Wind (Single) MCA Records MCA 646 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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MCA-51085 Insight (Special Disco Mix) (Full Length Version) — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder Insight (Special Disco Mix) (Full Length Version) (Single) MCA Records MCA-51085 US 1981 Sell This Version
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MCA-52056 Someday We'll All Be Free — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder Someday We'll All Be Free (Single) MCA Records MCA-52056 US 1982 Sell This Version
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MCA-13970 Gentle Fire — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder Gentle Fire (Single) MCA Records MCA-13970 US 1983 Sell This Version
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MSAMT 24 The Hunter/Summer Nights In Rio — Wilton Felder Joe Sample, Wilton Felder Joe Sample, Wilton Felder - The Hunter/Summer Nights In Rio(12") MCA Records MSAMT 24 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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MCA-52599 Secrets / Someday We'll All Be Free — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder Secrets / Someday We'll All Be Free (Single) MCA Records MCA-52599 US 1985 Sell This Version
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MCAT 919 (No Matter How High I Get) I'll Still Be Looking Up To You — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder (No Matter How High I Get) I'll Still Be Looking Up To You (Single) MCA Records MCAT 919 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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601.7032 (No Matter How High I Get) I'll Still Be Looking Up To You — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder (No Matter How High I Get) I'll Still Be Looking Up To You(7", Single) MCA Records 601.7032 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
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601.7032-A (No Matter How High I Get) I'LL Still Be Lookin' Up To You — Wilton Felder Wilton Felder, Bobby Womack Wilton Felder, Bobby Womack - (No Matter How High I Get) I'LL Still Be Lookin' Up To You(7") MCA Records 601.7032-A Brazil 1985 Sell This Version