Awards & Winners

King Curtis

Date of Birth 07-February-1934
Place of Birth Fort Worth
(United States of America, Texas, Denton County, Tarrant County, Area codes 682 and 817, Area code 817, Area code 682)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Curtis Ousley, Curtis, King
Profession Singer, Bandleader, Musician, Record producer
Curtis Ousley, who performed under the stage name King Curtis, was an American saxophone virtuoso known for rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk and soul jazz. Variously a bandleader, band member, and session musician, he was also a musical director and record producer. Adept at tenor, alto, and soprano saxophone, he was best known for his distinctive riffs and solos such as on "Yakety Yak", which later became the inspiration for Boots Randolph's "Yakety Sax" and his own "Memphis Soul Stew".

Awards by King Curtis

Check all the awards nominated and won by King Curtis.


Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance
Honored for : Games People Play

Nominations 1969 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance Games People Play