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    Wayne Jackson, on trumpet, and Andrew Love, on sax, were The Memphis Horns. And now, they are recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Grammy award. Photo by Dave Darnell Only one other group of "backing musicians," Motown's Funk Brothers, has ever been recognized with the honor. From the Commerical Appeal (story by Bob Mehr): "Their familiar brass sounds would help define classic records like Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds," Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" and Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man." In total they played on 83 gold and platinum albums and 52 No. 1 records during the course of their career." The fascinating story in the Commercial Appeal about this duo prompted a wave of nostalgia for my old Memphis days. Their "sound" was so much bigger than two people could be expected to make

    The Memphis Horns, trumpeter Wayne Jackson (right) and his musical partner, saxophonist Andrew Love, made up one of the most sought-after horn sections in the world of music, onstage and in the studio. They were awarded a lifetime achievement Grammy in Feb. 2012. Andrew Love passed away on April 12, 2012.

    Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love - The Memphis Horns. RIP Andrew Love...

    Best Memphis Song #14 - The singer of one cult band pays homage to another in the Replacements' "Alex Chilton" as Paul Westerberg praises Chilton as the "Invisible man who can sing in a visible voice." "Children by the million sing for Alex Chilton when he comes 'round. They sing "I'm in love. What's that song? I'm in love with that song." ~ The 100 Best Songs About Memphis, 15-11: Joni Mitchell, The Replacements and more - The Commercial Appeal

    Downtown Memphis #elvis #memphis

    Joe's Liquor Store. Memphis, TN. The spikes rotate. :-)

    Wonder Sign at Night...Memphis TN

    Tom Lee Park, May 7, site of the famous annual Memphis In May Barbeque Contest. Had to be held in a different location in 2011.

    Memphis

    Giant Foods, Memphis, TN...I found my Rascal dog near there. :)

    Memphis/Arkansas bridge...a favorite memory

    Peanut Shoppe in Memphis

    Summer Twin Drive in, Memphis

    Tour Stax with a Memphis Horn, Wayne Jackson

    The Helen Shop, Memphis, Tennessee - postcard mailed 1945 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Memphis Tigers headed to the Big East- from the Commercial Appeal

    Dixon Gardens, Memphis, TN

    Memphis, TN

    From Rob Grayson for WKNO-FM in Memphis: "Around our house, whenever an MGM movie starts, if my wife doesn’t say it first, I’ll chime in: “You know, that lion came from the Memphis Zoo.” The lion’s name was Volney, by the way, and the roar was in fact recorded in the old Carnivora building at the zoo. He died in 1944." wknofm.org/...

    Mallory-Neely House, Memphis, Tennessee, This Italianate mansion was constructed in the 1850s

    Real Memphis in May Barbecue