The Memphis Horns

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": soul funk jazz blues disco christmas brass elio e le storie tese Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Official Homepage Wikipedia


The Memphis Horns, an offshoot of the Mar-Keys, boasted a fluid line-up throughout its history. The mainstays, trumpeter Wayne Jackson and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, guided the group through its period at the Stax Records and Hi studios. Augmented by James Mitchell (d. 1 January 2001, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; baritone saxophone), Jack Hale (trombone) and either Ed Logan or Lewis Collins (tenor saxophone), the Horns appeared on releases by Al Green, Ann Peebles, Syl Johnson and many others. Their eponymous debut album featured several members of the Dixie Flyers and, during the mid-70s, the Horns secured four R&B hits including ‘Get Up And Dance’ and ‘Just For Your Love’. The 1978 album Memphis Horns II, featured guest vocalists Michael McDonald, Anita Pointer and James Gilstrap. The Memphis Horns are, however, better recalled for their contributions to many of southern soul’s finest moments. Andrew Love and Wayne Jackson maintained...

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