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

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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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