Memorial service held for Andrew Love of Memphis Horns

(WMC-TV) - The Mid-South celebrated the life of Andrew Love of the legendary Memphis Horns at a memorial service Friday night.

"If you could imagine the best guy, your best friend, and the best guy, it would be Andrew," said Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns.

For more than 40 years, Jackson and Love made up the duo of the Memphis Horns.

Friday, friends, family, and local leaders gathered to remember saxophonist Love.  Fellow musicians said the sound he made with his horn was signature.

Love passed away Thursday at the age of 70.  He and Jackson played on 83 gold records with the Memphis Horns.

As he paid his respect at the memorial service, drummer Robert Muray said it was all about the brotherhood.

"We've been on stage to do our stuff and act like clowns sometimes, but hey, we were happy," said Muray.

Louis Collins, who joined the Memphis Horns in their latter years as a tenor saxophonist, recounted how Love specialized in all music.

"Between jazz, blues, and rock and roll, he had a certain style that blended it all together," said Collins.

Love's memorial service was held at Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church in the heart of South Memphis.  It is the same church his father, Rev. Roy Love, pastored for nearly 50 years.

"I'll always remember his musical talents and him spending the night at our house writing music," said friend and classmate Glenda Mitchell.

The funeral service for Love will also be held at Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church Saturday morning at 11.

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