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In My Wildest Dreams - Take 1

In My Wildest Dreams - Take 1 [Kindle Edition]

Wayne Jackson

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Trumpet legend Wayne Jackson is a 2012 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for his work along with saxophone partner, Andrew Love, as The Memphis Horns. He has performed on 83 gold and platinum records, 52 number ones and 15 Grammy winners. His signature sound can be heard on such iconic classics as "Let's Stay Together," "Sweet Caroline," "Dock of the Bay," "Hold On I'm Comin'," "Angel of Harlem," "Mustang Sally," "Soul Man," "Suspicious Minds," "Roll With It," "Think," "Sledgehammer," "Knock On Wood" and hundreds more.

Jackson's first book, "In My Wildest Dreams - Take 1," opens during a recording session at Sting's home studio where he began to get the idea for the book. He then takes the reader back to his beginnings in West Memphis, Arkansas, where he blew his way out of the cotton patch and across the river to Memphis, Tennessee, into the pages of music history.

Featuring stories from the beginning of his magical career, "Take 1" is a wild and fun ride through the 1960s as Jackson recalls his start with The Mar-Keys (of "Last Night" fame), his years as a member of the Stax Records house band and his early friendship with lifelong saxophone partner, Andrew Love. He takes the reader behind the scenes of the famous 1967 Stax/Volt tour of Europe and into the recording studio with Elvis, Otis Redding and many more. From the Monterey Pop Festival to the frenetic Memphis studio and club scene, you will think you were there.

The book also features a bonus section titled, "On The Record With Wayne," where Jackson shares comments about many of the songs he has played on and artists he has worked with.

"In My Wildest Dreams-Take 1" is truly an All Access Pass to the backstage of 1960s music history.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2282 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Wayne & Amy Jackson; 1 edition (30 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008FF6BCS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #568,230 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must For Memphis Music Fans 25 Aug 2012
By Jimmy McDonough - Published on
If you've ever wondered what it must've been like to be a hip Southern kid working in the studio with Otis, Aretha, Pickett, Elvis, Jerry Lee, Sam & Dave and so many others, wonder no more. Wayne Jackson was there, and seems to recall every hot minute. In (soon to be) three volumes, Jackson takes you through the highs and lows of life as a Memphis session man, and his passion for the music leaps off every page (he makes the Stax/Volt Revue European tour sound as thrilling as Liston vs. Ali). There are no fancy words or highfalutin' theories in these DIY volumes, just Wayne putting it across like he does with his horn: just the right amount of notes, no extra stuff. He possesses a real eye for detail, and I just love some of his descriptions. On Rick Hall: "He looked like he had an impacted wisdom tooth." On the infamous Stax denizen Boom Boom: "When he smiled, it was just a dark hole in his face." Jackson's funny, too: you'll learn about Jerry Lee versus some flying hot dogs, not to mention what happens when a bunch of gullible musicians invest in some West Virginia gas wells. His tales of working for such big-money seventies rockers as Rod Stewart, Stephen Stills and the Doobie Brothers provide quite an amusing contrast to the downhome world of Memphis music. Jackson loves it all, and his lust for life is infectious. This is a guy who is not afraid to use CAPS ( not to mention exclamation points!) to get his point across. The end result is charming, direct, and completely unaffected. It's like sitting across from Wayne at some dive bar and listening to him tell tale after tale. You'll buy the beer and hang onto every word. Great pictures, too. I can't wait for Take Three.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great History By A Really Nice Guy 23 Dec 2013
By oldanncr - Published on
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The history of some of the most legendary popular music ever recorded given to you first-hand from the legendary trumpet player whose horn is a key signature of so many great top hits over the years. This is an easy read, loaded with great stories! If you love music, particularly Memphis music, you should buy this set of three autobiographies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In my wildest dreamsPt. 1 26 July 2013
By Richard Dale - Published on
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Bought this book, as I am a musician, and a fan of Stax studios. Pt.1 covers Wayne Jackson's life up to the end of His career at Stax Studios. Great stories, facts, told in a way that is great. He is a legend in the music industry, not only for Stax years, but partnering with Andrew Love to form Memphis Horns.. That is another story into itself. They won a lifetime achievement Grammy , in 2012.. Pick this up, if you love music..thanks , Wayne
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for any fan of the music 15 May 2014
By Ellis W. Darby - Published on
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Wayne said it all, "I was twenty-eight years old and standing on the edge of the universe."

Just take a look at his discography at the end of each 'Take," and you'll be blown away completely by the depth of his involvement in modern music culture. He tells of all the telephone calls he 'answered' by hopping on a plane to this or that studio session around the globe. I don't believe I remember reading him talk about the ones (if any) he turned down.
On a first name basis with producers Dowd, Ertegun, Wexler and the list goes on. They knew he could answer their "call."

Wow. And I'll rewind Takes I, II and III at least one more time!

Thank you Wayne and Amy.
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good read, just wish it didn't end so soon. 2 Jan 2013
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Wayne Jackson is one of the greatest rhythm section players of all time, and this is his story. It doesn't come across as bragging, more like a kid who was witnessed the making of some of the greatest music of the last 50 years. For anyone who was a fan of the 60's soul to 70's R&B, this is a fascinating life story.
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