CHRIS MONTEZ – CAROLE KING – BOBBY “BORIS” PICKETT & THE CRYPT KICKERS – STAX RECORDS – BOOKER T AND THE MGs – RUFUS THOMAS – OTIS REDDING – AND OF COURSE, ELVIS PRESLEY… 11,283 more words
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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
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
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
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