Booker T. Of The MGs Makes New Record With Philly’s The Roots

Booker T. Jones is the former lead singer of legendary Stax house band, the MGs.  ”I had the best players in the world when I was in Memphis,” says Jones.  ”Now I’m almost there again with The Roots.”

Booker T. came out of hiding in 2009 after a 28-year hiatus from music with a heck of an album where he was accompanied by Neil Young and the Drive-By Truckers.  He began his solo career in 1981 with the successful release of “I Want You.”  Now Jones records with Philadelphia’s own The Roots for a disc due out May 10th called “The Road From Memphis.”

[pullquote quote=”His voice is so reassuring.” credit=”Booker T. Jones, about Jim James”]Producers on the project are ?uestlove of The Roots and record producer Rob Schnapf who worked with Booker T. on his Grammy-winning 2009 “Potato-Hole” album and another Philly local Dr. Dog.  Guest vocalists include Lou Reed, Sharon Jones of The Dap-KingsMy Morning Jacket’s Jim James, and The National’s Matt Berninger.


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