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Wayne Jackson (musician)

Genres  Rhythm & blues, soul
Associated acts  Memphis Horns
Instruments  Trumpet
Name  Wayne Jackson

Years active  1961–present
Role  Musician
Labels  Stax
Record label  Stax Records
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Born  November 24, 1941 (age 74) West Memphis, AR, US (1941-11-24)
Occupation(s)  Musician, songwriter, producer
Music groups  The Memphis Horns, The Mar-Keys (Since 1959), Downchild Blues Band
Albums  I Need a Hat, Damifiknow! / Memphis Experience, Stax Instrumentals, Bootleg, The Great Memphis Sound
Similar People  Andrew Love, Al Jackson - Jr, Donald Dunn, Steve Cropper, Jim Stewart

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Wayne Lamar Jackson (November 24, 1941 – June 21, 2016) was an American soul and R&B musician, playing the trumpet in the Mar-Keys, in the house band at Stax Records and later as one of The Memphis Horns, described as "arguably the greatest soul horn section ever".

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Jackson was born in West Memphis, Arkansas just a few days apart from his musical partner Andrew Love with whom he created the signature horn sound at Stax on hit records by Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and others.

After the years recording at Stax, they incorporated themselves into The Memphis Horns and began 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.

In 2012, the Memphis Horns received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding artistic significance in music.

Jackson died on June 21, 2016 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis of congestive heart failure. His death came after several years of failing health during which he still maintained an active schedule earning an income by giving personalized guided tours at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. He was 74.

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Wayne Jackson (musician) Wikipedia


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