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The Memphis Horns

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The first chance for the Memphis Horns to step to the front of the studio, their 1970 debut album was a collection of simmering grooves and brassy horns. Though they weren't as crucial on their own as the competition (Booker T. & the MG's and the Dixie Flyers, the latter with several members featured here as well), the group really impresses on Memphis standards like Otis Redding's "I Can't Turn You Loose" and "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)," the Box Tops' "Cry Like a Baby," and a torrid one-two punch: the Sam & Dave medley "You Don't Know (Like I Know)" and "Soul Man."

Biography

Formed: Memphis, TN

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Arguably the greatest soul horn section ever, the Memphis Horns were a critical part of the Stax formula during the '60s and '70s, as well as prolific contributors to numerous other sessions since the label's demise. Though today the name is identified with the duo of trumpeter Wayne Jackson and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, the band at one time also included tenor saxophonist Ed Logan, trombonists Lewis Collins and Jack Hale, and baritone saxophonist James Mitchell. This was the lineup that recorded...
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