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Memphis Horns

The Memphis Horns comprised of:

Andrew Maurice Love (Soprano Saxophone & Flute) (b. 21st November 1942, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A. d.12th April 2012, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.)

Wayne Lamar Jackson (Trumpet) (b. 24th November 1941, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A. d. 21st June 2016, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.)

Lewis Collins Jnr. (Alto Saxophone & Flute)

Jack Hale Snr. (Trombone) (b. Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.)

Jack D. Hale Jnr. (Trumpet & Flugelhorn) (b. 1955, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.)

Ed Logan (Tenor Saxophone) (b. Edward Logan, 12th February 1945, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A. d. 13th April 2000, Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.)

Ben Cauley (Trumpet) (3rd October 1947, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A. d. 21st September 2015, U.S.A.)

Roger Hopps (Trumpet)

Joe Arnold (Saxophone)

Thomas McGinley (Saxophone)

Calvin Caples (Baritone Saxophone)

Floyd Newman - (Baritone Saxophone)


James Mitchell (Baritone Saxophone) (b. 27th May 1947, Ashland, Mississippi, U.S.A. d. 18th December 2000, U.S.A.)

The Memphis Horns are an American horn section who played on many of the Stax Records releases.

Wayne Lamar Jackson & Andrew Maurice Love were the founders of the Memphis Horns in 1969.

Wayne was the trumpet player in the group, and was a one time member of the group, the Mar-Keys.

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memphis horns - 1970 / horns for everything - 1972 / high on music - 1976 / get up and dance - 1977

The Memphis Horns/the Mar-Keys appeared on most of the Stax recordings playing their horn section.

They performed on tracks for the likes of Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, Sam and Dave amongst others.

They also performed for artists outside the Stax stable, including The Doobie Brothers, U2, Al Green, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Robert Cray and Stephen Stills.

Their debut album, ‘Memphis Horns’ was released in 1970 on Cotillion Records.

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memphis horns band II - 1978 / welcome to memphis - 1979

Throughout the Seventies, the group regularly released albums, which included ‘Horns For Everything’ (on Million Records in 1972), ‘Memphis Heat’ (on Blue Star Records in 1974), ‘High On Music’ (on RCA Records in 1976), ‘Get Up And Dance’ (on RCA Records in 1977), ‘Band II’ (on RCA Records in 1978) and ‘Welcome To Memphis’ (on RCA Records in 1979).

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In 1990, they released ‘Midnight Stroll’, (which was a collaboration with Robert Cray), followed by 1992s, ‘Flame Out’.

In 2007, Wayne Jackson reunited with former longtime group member Jack Hale, reforming The Memphis Horns (also including Tom McGinley), and the group began working with various artists, including Andrew Jon Thomson, the Raconteurs, Jack White and Alicia Keys.

In 2008, the Memphis Horns were also inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

In 2012, the Memphis Horns received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

James Mitchell was the brother of Willie Mitchell.

Andre Love passed away in April 2012.

Wayne Jackson passed away in June 2016.

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Memphis Horns (Cotillion Records 1970)

Horns For Everything (Million Records 1972)

High on Music (RCA Records 1976)

Get up and Dance (RCA Records 1977)

Memphis Horns Band II (RCA Records 1978)

Welcome To Memphis (RCA Records 1979)

Flame Out (Lucky Seven Records 1992)

Memphis Horns with Special Guests (Telarc Records 1995)

Wishing You a Merry Christmas (Priority Records 1996)

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