Sil Austin


Sil Austin (September 17, 1929 - September 1, 2001) was a jazz tenor saxophonist who became famous during the late 1950s. He had several instrumental hits that include "Slow Walk" (1956), which made the Top 20, and his signature rendition of "Danny Boy" (1959).

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Slow Walk (1956)
  • Birthday Party (1957)
  • Danny Boy (1959)

Pop charts debut year: 1956

Years active: ca. mid 1940s - 1990s

Genres: Jazz, R&B, blues, pop/rock

Labels: Mercury, SSS


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