The Memphis Horns – Memphis Horns (2005)

The Memphis Horns - Memphis Horns (2005)
Artist: The Memphis Horns
Album: Memphis Horns
Genre: Funk / Soul
Origin: USA
Released: 2005 (1970)
Quality: mp3, 256 kbps
I Can’t Turn You Loose (2:31)
Soul Bowl (3:20)
Wooly Bully (2:28)
One Mile High (2:29)
Medley: To Sam & Dave With Love & Jackson A. You Don’t Know Like I Know B. Soul Man (3:17)
Sanitation Man (2:09)
Share Your Love With Me (3:01)
Cry Like A Baby (2:33)
Cherry Tree (2:18)
Sad Song (Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa) (2:40)
Time (2:43)


The first chance for the Memphis Horns to step to the front of the studio, their 1970 debut album was a collection of simmering grooves and brassy horns. Though they weren’t as crucial on their own as the competition (Booker T. & the MG’s and the Dixie Flyers, the latter with several members featured here as well), the group really impresses on Memphis standards like Otis Redding’s “I Can’t Turn You Loose” and “Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song),” the Box Tops’ “Cry Like a Baby,” and a torrid one-two punch: the Sam & Dave medley “You Don’t Know (Like I Know)” and “Soul Man.”
Review by John Bush