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Booker T. Jones

Soul, R&B, and Funk

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Booker T. Jones is one of the legends of soul music.

The New Yorker

Jones’s name is synonymous with the Hammond B3 organ. At 17, he recorded the instrument’s anthem, ‘Green Onions.’

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Booker T. Jones is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and arguably the most famous Hammond B3 player in history. As leader of the legendary Booker T. and the MGs, this pillar of soul music collaborated with Otis Redding, Albert King, and more during his tenure at Stax Records. Since then, Jones has lent his trademark keyboard chops to and produced classic albums such as Willie Nelson’s multiplatinum hit Stardust and Bill Withers’s Just As I Am, featuring the hit song “Ain’t No Sunshine.” Both Jones’s 2009 solo release Potato Hole and his 2011 solo release The Road From Memphis won Grammy Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Album. In 2013 Jones released Sound the Alarm, marking a return to Stax Records after forty years. In 2016, Jones debuted his live show “Booker T Presents: A Stax Revue,” working with new talent to create a show that reflects the heart and soul of Stax Records. Jones is currently working on a new recording project, writing his memoir, and touring worldwide with his solo band.

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