Saxophonist, session musician, and bandleader Floyd Newman lived from August 17, 1931, until May 23, 2023. He was a baritone saxophonist who spent a lot of time working with Stax Records, as well as a member of the Memphis Horns and The Mar-Keys’ horn section.
He was born in Memphis, and in the late 1940s joined George Coleman and George Joyner in the B.B. King Review. Later, Newman relocated to Detroit, where he recorded with Jackie Brenston and went on tour with Sam Cooke before moving back to Memphis. Additionally, Newman was the leader of a group that played at the Plantation Inn and featured Howard Grimes on drums, Joe Woods on guitar, and Isaac Hayes on keyboards. With this lineup, “Frog Stomp,” a 45 that Newman and Hayes co-wrote, was also recorded.
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As a member of the House horn section at Stax, he later went on to become a founding member of the Memphis Horns in 1965, along with trumpeters Wayne Jackson and Gene “Bowlegs” Miller, baritone saxophonist Floyd Newman, and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love.