Simply Grand Music, Inc. and Linda Lucchesi send their condolences to the family of Andrew Love of the Memphis Horns. As half of the great duo that is the Memphis Horns, Love recorded on countless hits that came from Memphis. Andrew Love and Wayne Jackson recorded at the Sounds of Memphis Studio numerous times from the late 60’s through the 70’s. They backed recording artists such as The Ovations, Barbara & the Browns, James Carr, Tony Joe White, The Smoke Ring, Lou Roberts and many more.
They also recorded their self-titled LP at the Sounds of Memphis studio in 1970. The songs “Soul Bowl”, “One Mile High”, “Sanitation Man”, and “Time” from the album are all co-published by Simply Grand Music, Inc. In 1972, they released “Horns for Everything” that featured the song “Candy People”, also co-published by Simply Grand Music, Inc. Andrew Love and Wayne Jackson helped to define that unique Memphis sound. He can be proud of the legacy that he has left behind. A true Memphis legend, he will be missed.
Did you know that The Gentrys (“Keep On Dancing“) have a song in the Simply Grand Music catalog?? “Everybody to Their Own Kick” has been in the catalog since it was released in 1965.
Get ready to hear some amazing Memphis Soul and R&B. Tune to WEVL 89.9 this Saturday, March 24th from 6-9 p.m. for the Soul Stew program. You will hear some great Simply Grand Music tunes from the Sounds of Memphis/MGM catalog.
Etta James, the legendary Blues and R&B singer died Friday, January 20 at the age of 73. Ms. Jones has been called the master of jazz, blues, R&B, and rock and roll, as well as music’s original bad girl. The singers voice could be raspy inspired by her struggles and pain, yet quickly transformed into one comparable to silk at the flip of a coin. “Most of the songs I sing, they have that blue feeling to it. They have that sorry feeling. And I don’t know what I’m sorry about,”. “I don’t!” is what Ms. James told CNN’s reporter Denise Quan in an interview done in 2002. The music industry has truly suffered a loss with the passing of one of our greatest singers. Take a moment to check out Etta’s hit song- “It Hurts Me So Much” that the singer recorded while with Muscle Shoals and from Simply Grand Music, inc. catalog. Etta, although physically gone from this earth leaves us with a voice that will be heard through the ages.
Happy Holidays from our family to yours! keep up with us on facebook and our website http://www.simplygrandmusic.com/home.html. Lots of exciting things happening in the new year to come!
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Elmer the Elf- Black Friday Sale
Purchase Elmer the Elf from our website and get the e-book and song bundled together in one download for $2.99!! Just click the Buy now link in the white box!! Elmer the Elf Bundle