Booker T. Jones

2:05pm

Mon May 14, 2012

11:01am

Sat October 22, 2011
Weekend Listening

What We're Listening To: Feist, Laura Marling & Booker T

Mary Rozzi

Sometimes the videos that come out surrounding the release & promotion of a new album are better than the album. In other cases they just refine the visual aspects of the album. That's true this week with two from Feist & Laura Marling as well as a Tiny Desk Concert from the legendary Booker T.

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4:08pm

Thu May 5, 2011
Music Interviews

Booker T. Jones: Back To Memphis

Otis Redding's 1966 recording of "Try a Little Tenderness" is an American classic, but not just because of Redding's spirited vocals. Backing him up on that song are Booker T. and the MGs, who produced countless soul hits in 1960s Memphis as the house band for Stax Records. Decades later, bandleader Booker T. Jones still has Memphis on the brain.

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7:00am

Mon May 2, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

Booker T. Jones: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Wed February 8, 2012 10:01 am

Erin Schwartz NPR

I'm pretty sure this is the coolest thing we've ever done behind the Tiny Desk. There was a bit of furniture-moving and finagling, but when all the heavy lifting was done, there it was: A Hammond B3 organ and its sturdy wooden Leslie speaker cabinet sat waiting for its star performer, Booker T. Jones.

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