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On June 21, 2016.

On June 21, 2016, Wayne Lamar Jackson died aged 74. He was musician, song writer and producer, playing trumpet in the “Stax Records” house band The Mar – Keys, but best known as co-founder, together with Andrew Love, and member of The Memphis Horns, regarded as  “arguably the greatest soul horn section ever”. Jackson and Love played together on 52 No. 1 songs, and recorded and toured with many famous names, including Elvis Presley, Otis Reding, Neil Diamond, Aretha Franklin, The Doobie Brothers, Al Green, Dusty Springfield, Jimmy Buffet, Robert Cray, Sam & Dave and many others. In 2012, the Memphis Horns received a “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award” for outstanding artistic significance in music.

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On May 11, 1993.

On May 11, 1993, “MCA” label released “Out of Body”, the fifth Hooters studio album. It was recorded in 1993, at “Ardent Studios” in Memphis, and was produced by Joe Hardy, Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman.

Personnel:

  • Rob Hyman – lead vocals, piano, organ, synthesizer, Mellotron, accordion, percussion, hooter
  • Eric Bazilian – lead vocals, guitars, mandolin, bass guitar, sitar, hooter, saxophone, recorder, synthesizer, percussion
  • David Uosikkinen – drums, percussion
  • John Lilley – vocals, guitar
  • Fran Smith Jr. – vocals, bass guitar, tambourine
  • Mindy Jostyn – vocals, violin, guitar, harmonica, string arrangements
  • Cyndi Lauper: vocals
  • The Memphis Horns: Andrew Love – tenor saxophone, Wayne Jackson trumpet, trombone
  • Linda Minke: cello
  • Max Huls: violin

Track listing:

  1. Twenty-Five Hours a Day – Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian, Jerry Lynn Williams
  2. Boys Will Be Boys – Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian, Cyndi Lauper
  3. Shadow of Jesus – Eric Bazilian, Glenn Goss
  4. Great Big American Car – Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian, Wendy Waldman
  5. Private Emotion – Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian
  6. Driftin’ Away – Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian
  7. Dancing on the Edge – Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian, John Bettis
  8. All Around the Place – Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian
  9. One Too Many Nights – Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian
  10. Nobody But You – Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian, Jerry Lynn Williams

On April 12, 2012.

On April 12, 2012, Andrew Love died aged 70. He was saxophone player best known for being a member of The Memphis Horns. He was session musician at “Stax Records”, and together with trumpet player Wayne Jackson, he created the signature of Stax horn sound. Love has recorded and toured with many famous artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield, The Doobie Brothers, Jimmy Buffett and Robert Cray.

In January 1971.

In January 1971, “Cotillion” label released “Sister Kate”, the debut Kate Taylor album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Sunset Sound” and “Crystal Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Peter Asher.

Personnel:

  • Kate Taylor — vocals, clapping
  • Peter Asher— vocals, background vocals, clapping
  • John Beland, Bernie Leadon, James Taylor – guitar
  • Merry Clayton— vocals, background vocals, background music
  • Sandra Crouch — [ercussion, tambourine
  • Oma Drake — vocals, background vocals, background music
  • Abigale Haness — vocals
  • Gail Haness — background vocals, background music
  • John Hartford— banjo
  • Wayne Jackson— horn, horn arrangements
  • Carole King— piano, vocals, background vocals, string arrangements
  • Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar— guitar, percussion, conga, background vocals
  • Russ Kunkel, Joel O’Brian — drums
  • Charles Larkey, Leland Sklar— bass
  • Andrew Love, The Memphis Horns — horn, horn arrangements
  • Donna Prater — vocals, background vocals
  • Linda Ronstadt— vocals, background vocals, background music
  • Ralph Schuckett — organ, piano, accordion, keyboards
  • D. Souther— guitar, vocals, clapping
  • John Tartaglia — strings, string arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Home Again – Carole King
  2. Ballad of a Well Known Gun – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  3. Be That Way – Livingston Taylor
  4. Handbags and Gladrags – Mike d’Abo
  5. You Can Close Your Eyes – James Taylor
  6. Look at Granny Run, Run – Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Shuman
  7. Where You Lead – Carole King, Toni Stern
  8. White Lightning – Jape Richardson
  9. Country Comfort – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  10. Lo and Behold/Jesus Is Just All Right – James Taylor, A. Reid Reynolds
  11. Do I Still Figure in Your Life – Pete Dello
  12. Sweet Honesty – Beverley Martyn

In November 1970.

In November 1970, “Enterprise” label released “…To Be Continued”, the fourth Isaac Hayes  studio album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Isaac Hayes.

Personnel:

  • Isaac Hayes – vocals, arranger, piano, electric piano, bongos, timpani, vibraphone
  • Dale Warren- arranger
  • Pat Lewis – backing vocal arranger
  • The Bar-Kays: instrumentation
    • James Alexander- bass guitar
    • Cliff Acred – bass guitar
    • Ben Cauley – trumpet
    • Michael Toles – guitar
    • Ronnie Gordon – keyboards
    • Harvey Henderson – saxophone
    • Roy Cunningham – drums
    • Willie Hall- drums
  • Hot Buttered Soul Unlimited – backing vocals
  • William Brown, Henry Bush, Ron Capone – engineers
  • Joe Tarantino – mastering
  • David Krieger – art direction
  • Herb Kole – art supervisor
  • Joel Brodsky– photography

The Memphis Horns and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra: instrumentation

  • Richard “Johnny” Davis – trumpet
  • Bill Bell – trombone
  • Ernie Bernhardt – trumpet
  • Jackie Thomas – trombone
  • Edwin Hubbard – flute
  • Robert Snyder – violin
  • Ann Spurbeck – violin
  • James Terry – flute
  • Nick Vergos – English horn, oboe
  • John Wehlan – violin
  • Vincent de Frank – cello
  • Joe De’Gerolamo – French horn
  • Ed Freudberg – violin
  • Gloria Hendricks – violin
  • Nino Ravarino – viola
  • Hal Saunders – violin
  • Joan Gilbert – violin
  • John Davis – trumpet
  • Jack Fonville – flute
  • D’Gerolamo – French horn
  • Richard Dolph – French horn
  • Noel Gilbert – violin

Track listing:

  1. Ike’s Rap I – Isaac Hayes
  2. Our Day Will Come – Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson
  3. The Look of Love – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  4. Medley: Ike’s Mood I/You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – Isaac Hayes, Phil Spector, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  5. Runnin’ Out of Fools – Kay Rogers, Richard Ahlert

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Columbia” label released “The Adventures of Panama Red”, the fourth New Riders of the Purple Sage album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Record Plant” in Sausalito, and was produced by Norbert Putnam

Personnel:

  • John Dawson– guitar, vocals, lead vocals
  • David Nelson– electric guitar, vocals, lead vocals
  • Dave Torbert– bass, guitar, vocals, lead vocals
  • Buddy Cage– pedal steel guitar
  • Spencer Dryden– drums, percussion
  • Donna Jean Godchaux– vocals
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie– vocals
  • Norbert Putnam– bass
  • The Memphis Horns, arranged by Norbert Putnam and the Memphis Horns
  • Tom Flye – recording engineer
  • John Stronach, Bobby Hughes – associate engineers
  • Tom Anderson, Phil Brown, Bob Edwards – sound engineers
  • Norbert Putnam – remix engineer
  • Lore and Chris – cover art
  • Mixed at Quadrafonic Studios, Nashville

Track listing:

  1. Panama Red – Peter Rowan
  2. It’s Alright With Me – Dave Torbert
  3. Lonesome L.A. Cowboy – Peter Rowan
  4. Important Exportin Man – Tim Hovey, Dave Torbert
  5. One Too Many Stories – John Dawson
  6. Kick in the Head – Robert Hunter
  7. You Should Have Seen Me Runnin – John Dawson
  8. Teardrops in My Eyes – Red Allen, Tommy Sutton
  9. A. Lady – Troy Seals, Don Goodman, Will Jennings
  10. Thank the Day – Dave Torbert
  11. Cement, Clay and Glass – Spencer Dryden, David Nelson

 

On August 8, 1986.

On August 8, 1986, “Mercury” label released “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”, the sixth Robert Cray album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Bruce Bromberg and Dennis Walker.

Personnel:

  • Robert Cray – guitar, vocals
  • Peter Boe – keyboards
  • Charlie Brocco – mixing assistant
  • Richard Cousins – bass
  • Jeff Hendrickson – mixing
  • Wayne Jackson– trombone, trumpet
  • Andrew Love– tenor saxophone
  • The Memphis Horns– arranger, horn, horn arrangements
  • Dave Olson – drums
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Bill Dashiell – engineer
  • Deborah Feingold – photography
  • Bernie Grundman– mastering
  • Mike Kloster, Fidel Bell – assistant engineer
  • Chris Thompson – design

Personnel:

  1. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark – Robert Cray, Dennis Walker
  2. Don’t You Even Care? – Robert Cray
  3. Your Secret’s Safe with Me – Peter Boe, Dennis Walker
  4. I Can’t Go Home – Robert Cray
  5. Night Patrol – David Amy
  6. Acting This Way – Peter Boe, Richard Cousins
  7. Gotta Change the Rules – Robert Cray
  8. Across the Line – David Amy, Peter Boe, Robert Cray, David Olson
  9. At Last – Robert Cray, Patsy Sermersheim
  10. Laugh Out Loud – Dennis Walker