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Interview: Booker T. Jones

The impact that Booker T. Jones has had over modern popular music as musician, songwriter, arranger and producer would be hard to overstate. At 16 years old he played on the first hit for a nascent recording label called Satellite in Memphis, Tennessee, and would become the leader of the house band there as the label changed its name to Stax Records in 1961. 1,620 more words


Booker T & The MG's - Melting Pot (1971)

With a cover that vaguely resembles The Doors L.A. Woman which was released only three months later, and a title track that channels ‘Riders On The Storm’ with a slightly less foreboding “killer on the road…” vibe about it, Booker T & The MG’s were tuned in to a similar stream for their final group effort as Jimbo and his pals were on theirs. 249 more words



Here is the groove test. Spin “Green Onions” by Booker T. & The M.G’s and if your booty doesn’t shake, your hips don’t swivel, your head doesn’t nod or your fingers snap, man, you dead to the rhythm. 934 more words

Particular Platters

Georgie Fame, Sitting In The Park and Years That End With a Seven!

Well it is now most definitely 2017, and the switchover to new calendars at work and home confirms it. Sadly, in the course of the year, my workplace is to be transformed into a LEAN environment where three times as many people will have to fit into the same space and there will be “clutter police” to ensure we don’t pollute our new space age workstations with superfluous things like calendars. 1,345 more words

1960s Songs

Classic Rock Almanac October 21, 2016


Today’s Question: Booker T. & the MGs and Blues Brothers guitarist Steve Cropper celebrates his 75th birthday today (October 21st).

Cropper played on two classic recordings of the song “Soul Man,” one by Sam & Dave, the other by The Blues Brothers. 516 more words


Loving You Forever Is What I Need #RomanticTuesday

I must be on a signature song kick. The other day, I posted about what may be Bill Withers’ signature song, and today, I’m bringing back Rev. 411 more words