BOOKER T. JONES


BIO: Booker is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians 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 MG’s, this pillar of soul music collaborated with Otis Redding, Albert King, Eddie Floyd and Sam and Dave during his tenure at the renowned Stax Records label. Since then, Booker has lent his trademark keyboard chops to artists as diverse as Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Neil Young and produced classic albums such as Willie Nelson’s triple platinum hit “Stardust” and Bill Withers’ “Just As I Am” featuring the hit song “Ain’t No Sunshine”. Booker will release his long-awaited solo cd in the spring of 2009 on Anti Records.

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Matt Berninger of The National Sets Debut Solo Album, SERPENTINE PRISON Matt Berninger of The National Sets Debut Solo Album, SERPENTINE PRISON
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2020

Serpentine Prison, the debut solo record from Matt Berninger-frontman of critically acclaimed group The National-is due October 2.... (more...)
BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST ALBUMS of the Rock and Rap Era (1950-2020) BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST ALBUMS of the Rock and Rap Era (1950-2020)
by Peter Nason - April 16, 2020

The Beatles! Rihanna! Michael Jackson! Johnny Cash! Kanye West! The Rolling Stones! Aretha Franklin! Bob Dylan! Miles Davis! Nirvana! BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest albums from the rock and rap era (1950-2020); see if your favorites made the grade!... (more...)
Craft Recordings Announces 'The Memphis Masters' Craft Recordings Announces 'The Memphis Masters'
by TV News Desk - November 14, 2019

Craft Recordings is thrilled to announce The Memphis Masters—a limited video series celebrating various albums from the iconic Stax Records label, showcasing its enduring musical legacy, as well as its influence on Memphis, TN. Created in partnership with Memphis Record Pressing and Memphis Tourism,... (more...)
Galactic Announces 25th Anniversary Tour Galactic Announces 25th Anniversary Tour
by TV News Desk - November 05, 2019

Galactic are pleased to announce their 25th anniversary tour, a celebration they're excited to share with fans across the country as they look back on their storied history together as a band. Over the past quarter century, the renowned New Orleans group have released 10 studio albums, played countl... (more...)
VIDEO: Booker T. Jones Talks His Accidental Hit on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON VIDEO: Booker T. Jones Talks His Accidental Hit on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON
by Stage Tube - October 31, 2019

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones on the inspiration for his memoir and how a radio station accidentally flipped 'Green Onions' from forgettable B-side track to hit single.... (more...)
Craft Recordings Announces Five Stax Reissues Craft Recordings Announces Five Stax Reissues
by TV News Desk - September 05, 2019

This fall, Craft Recordings will reissue five albums from the Stax vault on 180-gram vinyl. In stores November 1st, the titles include The Bar-Kays'Gotta Groove, Melting Pot from Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Delaney & Bonnie's Home, David Porter's Victim of the Joke?...An Opera, and Johnnie Taylor's Who'... (more...)
The Flaming Lips Release 'King's Mouth: Music And Songs' The Flaming Lips Release 'King's Mouth: Music And Songs'
by TV News Desk - July 19, 2019

Today, THE FLAMING LIPS release their 15th studio album, King's Mouth: Music And Songs, via Warner Records on vinyl, CD and digital platforms. The original gold colored vinyl Record Store Day limited edition pressing sold out instantly. King's Mouth is now widely available on all formats. To coincid... (more...)
Mavis Staples Releases New Album WE GET BY Today Mavis Staples Releases New Album WE GET BY Today
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019

Although she turns 80 years old this July, the legendary vocalist Mavis Staples shows no sign of slowing down. Today she is thrilled to release her 12th studio album, We Get By, which features songs written and produced by multi-Grammy award-winner Ben Harper; watch the album's trailer HERE.... (more...)
Mavis Staples' New Album 'We Get By' to be Released on May 24 Mavis Staples' New Album 'We Get By' to be Released on May 24
by TV News Desk - May 06, 2019

Due to unforeseen production issues, Mavis Staples' new album We Get By will now be released on May 24; you can pre-order the album HERE.... (more...)
Mavis Staples Shares New Song ANYTIME, New Album Out 5/10 Mavis Staples Shares New Song ANYTIME, New Album Out 5/10
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2019

“I'm the messenger,” Mavis Staples says on the eve of her 80th birthday. “That's my job—it has been for my whole life—and I can't just give up while the struggle's still alive. We've got more work to do, so I'm going to keep on getting stronger and keep on delivering my message every single day.”... (more...)
The Roots, Elle King, Dustin Lynch And More Perform at Six Degrees to Tennessee Roots Jam The Roots, Elle King, Dustin Lynch And More Perform at Six Degrees to Tennessee Roots Jam
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2018

On Saturday, The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development presented the Six Degrees to Tennessee Roots Jam to kick-off Tennessee Music Pathways, a statewide program designed to guide visitors to musical points of interest through an online travel-planning experience featuring hundreds of landmark... (more...)
Craft Recordings To Release 'Stax '68: A Memphis Story', Milestone Anniversary Box Set Out 10/19 Craft Recordings To Release 'Stax '68: A Memphis Story', Milestone Anniversary Box Set Out 10/19
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2018

When it comes to soul, Stax Records owned the '60s. Classic records from Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Rufus & Carla Thomas, and a legion of others helped transform what was once known as rhythm 'n' blues into rugged, emotionally bare 'soul' music. This made Stax one of the decade's most influential lab... (more...)
The Recording Academy Announces New Advocacy Committee The Recording Academy Announces New Advocacy Committee
by TV News Desk - August 16, 2018

Today, the Recording Academy announced that two-time GRAMMY®-nominated saxophonist and vocalist Mindi Abair and four-time GRAMMY-nominated producer and songwriter Harvey Mason Jr. will lead the Academy's National Advocacy Committee as co-chairs. Joined by Committee members Sue Ennis, Lalah Hathaway,... (more...)
International Songwriting Competition Announces Judges for 2018 Competition International Songwriting Competition Announces Judges for 2018 Competition
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2018

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is pleased to announce its panel of judges for the 2018 competition. Established in 2002, ISC is the world's largest songwriting competition and is open to both professional and amateur songwriters, signed and unsigned. A total of 71 winners in 23 cate... (more...)
Illenium Wins the Grand Prize in the International Songwriting Competition Illenium Wins the Grand Prize in the International Songwriting Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC), widely recognized as the most prestigious and respected songwriting competition in the world, is pleased to announce its 2017 winners. Created in 2002, ISC received more than 16,000 entries from almost 140 countries.... (more...)
 61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Package Tickets On Sale 5/1 61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Package Tickets On Sale 5/1
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2018

Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 21-23 go on sale Tuesday, May 1. Tickets can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499.... (more...)
Music Modernization Act Delivers Recording Academy's Vision For Unity Music Modernization Act Delivers Recording Academy's Vision For Unity
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2018

On the heels of the House Judiciary Committee field hearing on copyright issues hosted during GRAMMY® Week, Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) today introduced the Music Modernization Act (H.R. 5447). A victory for all music creators, the bill brings music legi... (more...)
Gary Clark Jr. Featured On New Episode of SPEAKEASY on PBS TV Gary Clark Jr. Featured On New Episode of SPEAKEASY on PBS TV
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2017

Gary Clark Jr.is the central subject of the new season opening episode of PBS TV's Speakeasy, which will air on PBS stations beginning today in New York and Los Angeles markets. Additional air dates in other markets will be announced at a later date.... (more...)
Concord & Rhino to Release 'Soulsville U.S.A.: A Celebration Of Stax'
by BWW News Desk - September 08, 2017

On the heels of BBC's tribute celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stax/Volt Revue's first tour of the UK, Concord Music Group and Rhino Entertainment (Warner Music Group's catalog division) are proud to announce Soulsville U.S.A.: A Celebration of Stax (set for release September 22nd) as part of... (more...)
Sam Moore To Perform on Fox & Friends Labor Day
by BWW News Desk - September 01, 2017

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, the legendary GRAMMY-winning 'Soul Man', Sam Moore will release a new album titled An American Patriot this October. To promote the release, Moore will appear on a number of New York media outlets, including Fox & Friends, Imus, Do You Remember?, CNBC, LifeMinute TV,... (more...)
International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Announces 2017 Judges
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2017

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is pleased to announce its panel of judges for the 2017 competition. Established in 2002, ISC is the world's largest songwriting competition, receiving entries from more than 130 countries.... (more...)
Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers to Release The EastWest Sessions 9/15
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2017

Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers will release their first studio album September 15th on Pretty Good For A Girl Records. The first single “Vinyl” is being sourced to AAA, Blues and Americana radio.... (more...)
Old Navy Turns Teachers into Rock Stars in Collaboration with 'i am OTHER'
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2017

Old Navy is championing the unsung heroes of back-to-school – the incredible teachers – through a series of music videos. The eight videos feature original songs penned and performed by extraordinary teachers from across the United States.... (more...)
Stax Records to Reissue Melvin Van Peebles' 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Stax Records, an imprint of Concord Music Group and its Catalog Division, Craft Recordings, is pleased to announce the reissue of one of its most provocative titles: Melvin Van Peebles' Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.... (more...)
Gary Clark Jr. to Appear on NBC's Tonight Show' and 'Times Talks in NYC
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2017

Grammy-award-winning guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Gary Clark Jr. and band will perform live on THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jimmy Fallon on March 21st.... (more...)