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Booker T. Jones

Booker T. Jones

1944 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Piano

Genre: R&B/Soul/Funk

Born in 1944 in Memphis, Booker T. Jones is a legendary keyboardist and producer, with a career stretching over more than 50 years, earning 4 Grammys including a Lifetime Achievement Award, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of Fame. A leading figure in the birth and bloom of modern soul music, this master of the Hammond B3 organ revealed his talents at an incredibly early age. At just 16, he went to Stax Records where he and his MGs would accompany such immortal artists as Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding. Through the ’60s, the group racked up its own timeless hits including Green Onions (1962), Soul Dressing (1965), Boot-leg, Groovin', Hip Hug-Her, Soul Limbo, Hang 'Em High and Time is Tight. After the group’s last album on Stax, Melting Pot (1971), Booker T. Jones went solo, writing for Albert King and Otis Redding and bringing his keyboard sound to Ray Charles and Neil Young. As a producer, he was behind the board for the legendary Stardust by Willie Nelson and Just As I Am by Bill Withers, featuring the immortal Ain’t No Sunshine. The MGs reformed for the 40th anniversary celebration of Atlantic Records, opening a new chapter in their history. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, they went on to release the album That's the Way It Should Be in 1994, winning a Grammy for the song Cruisin the following year. In 2010, Booker T. relaunched his solo career with the album Potato Hole, a collaboration with The Drive-By Truckers, followed two years later by The Road From Memphis with The Roots, both winning the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. In 2015, he released a new album with the MGs on the elemental Stax label, Sound the Alarm, featuring appearances by some of the most promising artists on the contemporary R&B scene, including Vintage Trouble and Gary Clarke Jr.


  • Bobby Bazini et son invité spécial Booker T Jones (2015-07-02) Salle W
  • Booker T Jones (2015-07-02) Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier - PdA

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