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Hollywood Paul Litteral
Background information
Born Kentucky, USA
Occupation Musician
Instruments Horns
Associated acts The Power Station
Ray Charles
James Brown

Hollywood Paul Litteral (born Kentucky, USA) is an American brass, horn musician, who performed on The Power Station album.


"Hollywood" Paul is a Kentucky native, who moved to New York, USA during a brief period in the US Navy's music program after leaving school. He went onto form the world renown Uptown Horns with saxophonist Arno Hecht, along with Crispan Cioe (sax) and Bob Funk (trombone). The band spent 13 years performing and recording with the greats from all walks of music including Ray Charles, James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., The B 52's and The Power Station.

The Uptown Horns featuring Paul toured with bands ranging from the J. Geils Band, Robert Plant, The Honey Drippers, Pat Benatar and the Rolling Stones. The band performed on TV programmes including The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and The Jim Henson Muppet Hour. The quartet also went to the UK and recorded original material for EMI UK yielding the single "Sex With My Ex". They also released a retrospective EP titled A Shot In The Dark on Roadside Records. Paul split the the Horns in 1992 and continued to record and tour with artist like Wynonna Judd, Elton John, Aaron Neville and Angie Stone.

A selection of credits[]

  • The Fugitive Kind - Swans Way
  • Rain Dogs - Tom Waits
  • The Power Station - The Power Station
  • They Said It Could Be Done - Grandmaster Flash
  • Out Of This Dream - Mathilde Santing