Wayne Jackson (Stax trumpeter) R.I.P

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Another part of my youth gone . I've copied this from another fan .

Wayne Jackson, of the Memphis Horns has died.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=9190297982... says

Tonight I lost my husband and best friend to congestive heart failure. Wayne and I shared 25 magical and amazing years together. He was a beautiful soul who touched the world with his trumpet. As we mourn his passing, we also celebrate his incredible musical legacy, which he leaves us with. God gave him a gift, and he used it to the fullest. As he said in his 2012 acceptance speech for the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, "It's been a dance of love between me and that trumpet." He loved his family, his friends and his fans the world over. Tonight raise a toast to a life well-lived.

All my love,


I don't like many songs from U2, Peter Gabriel or Elvis Presley.

However, when I looked through the list of songs that Wayne has

played on http://www.memphishorns.com/discography.html

he had played on most of the ones that I do like, along with

most of the output from the Stax label (Otis

Redding, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin etc).

He wrote this about his early days:

http://web.archive.org/web/20031209160704/http://www.sweetme... and http://web.archive.org/web/20030623192615/sweetmedicinemusic... aboutthe formation of the Memphis Horns.

Some samples of his work:

With Otis Redding I've Been Loving You Too Long, at the Monterey pop festival

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Today, I shall be giving some Stax and Atlantic vinyl a good airing.


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Clearly the basis of the character portrayed in that great film 'The Commitments', if you've seen it you'll know who I mean. Will be sadly missed.

Joey 'The Lips' Fagan was the fictional character, clearly based on Wayne Jackson.

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