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Itta Bena Funk
by The Memphis Horns, feat. Wayne Jackson, trumpet
Wayne Jackson (1941 to 2016) was an American musician, with 'The Memphis Horns'. Wayne Jackson was born in West Memphis, Arkansas, USA, on November 24th 1941. His path to music started in the clubs of West Memphis, but he came to prominence when playing the trumpet in the 'Mar-Keys', the house band at 'Stax Records', and later as one of 'The Memphis Horns', who were considered an iconic horn section, working with institutions such as 'Hi Records' and 'American Studios'. Together with Andrew Love, he had created the signature horn sound at 'Stax' on hit records by such artists as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and many others. After many years recording at 'Stax', the 'Mar-Keys' broke away and incorporated themselves into 'The Memphis Horns' and commenced freelancing, recording on sessions for such artists as Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Al Green, and Dusty Springfield. The duo also toured with 'The Doobie Brothers', Jimmy Buffett, Robert Cray, and numerous other performers. Even after Jackson decided to relocate to Nashville in 1996, the group remained in demand, recording with the likes of Sting, Bonnie Raitt and Marc Knopfler. In 2012, he and the rest of 'The Memphis Horns' received a "Grammy" 'Lifetime Achievement Award', for outstanding artistic significance in music. Wayne Jackson died from congestive heart failure on June 21st 2016 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was 74, and this tragic event came after several years of failing health, during which he still maintained a living by giving personalised guided tours at the "Stax Museum of American Soul Music". He leaves behind his wife Amy.
Posted: 15th July 2016
Hundreds of very talented musicians pass away each year, some without much recognition at all. On "Rest In Peace", I aim to give them a fitting 'send-off', with a decent Tribute. I hope you will join me in marking their passing.....
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