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Preston Love

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Hailing out of Omaha, Nebraska, Preston Love started on the sax at age 15, and by 22 was a member of the Count Basie Orchestra during the 1940's. He went on to form his own group, the Preston Love Orchestra, and acquired quite a reputation as leader of the West Coast Motown Orchestra where he played with, among others, Ray Charles, the Supremes, the Temptations, and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. The flutist-saxophonist grew up the youngest of nine children, in a predominantly black North Omaha neighborhood. He listened to his idols (especially Earle Warren) on the family radio and phonograph, taught himself to play the sax his brother had brought home, and learned Warren's solos note for note, laying recordings over and over again. With Warren as his inspiration, Love made himself an accomplished player

Album

Preston Love

Label: Mexie L Records
Released: 2003

Album

Omaha Blues

Label: Mexie L Records
Released: 2001

Album

Preston Love's Omaha Bar-B-Q

Label: Mexie L Records
Released: 1970

Album

Preston Love's Omaha Bar B Q

Label: BGP
Released: 1969


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