83 gold records.
I'll say it again.
83 gold records!!!!!!
You'd think a man who'd played on 83 gold records would be among the first inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Unfortunately what I feared came to pass.
Sure, the 2012 Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement was nice, but for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to ignore them is a slight that no Memphian should stand for.
We shouldn't have tolerated it When Mr. Love was alive, we should demand it now.
Even if that means insulting some people that should know better!
I'm not angry.
I'm f#@%^ing pissed off.
For those who aren't familiar with the topic, "Mr. Love" was Andrew Love, one half of the best horn duo in the world.
Want to argue that point with me?
Name two other men who played on 83 gold records.
Even the Beatles only had 41 gold records.
When a band needed "The Memphis Sound" they hired the Memphis Horns. Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love made every band they played with better.
I was lucky enough to meet the two of them back in the early 1990's.
A lot of musicians are a bit "standoffish". Not these two. They were both comfortable in their own skin and truly "Southern Gentlemen".
Nice video from a great band.
The two guys sitting down playing the trumpet and saxaphone?
The Memphis Horns.
Wayne Jackson on the trumpet, the late Andrew Love on the sax.
As bad as I feel for Mr. Love's family, I feel that much worse for Mr. Jackson.
Today he has to bury his brother.
A man he loves with all his heart, only like a brother can.
My heart's breaking because I've done it twice.
I know only too well how bad that feels.
Today, don't send flowers to Mr. Love's funeral.
Monday, I want every one of you to do what I'm going to do. Call/write a letter/send an email to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and give them a piece of your mind. They need to right this wrong.
Sleep well Mr. Love.
Thank you and Mr. Jackson for sharing your lives and passion for music with us.
Air Traffic Mike, ret.
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