Wayne Jackson


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Musician, Trumpeter

Wayne Jackson and his saxophone-playing friend, Andrew Love, formed the Memphis Horns, a group that played on countless recordings and on stage for over 40 years! Wayne, on trumpet, began playing professionally in the late 1950s and teamed with Andrew a few years later. Together they created a soulful sound that has been copied but never duplicated. They recorded with Otis Redding on many of the soul singer’s hits including his last “The Dock of the Bay”, and on “Soul Man” with Sam & Dave, as well as most of Al Green’s albums in the 1970s. They can be heard on Doobie Brother recordings as well as several hits in the 1980s including Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer.”