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Booker T. Jones (& The Mg's)

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Booker T. Jones was one of the architects of the Memphis soul sound of the 1960s as the leader of Booker T. & the MG's, who scored a number of hits on their own as well as serving as the Stax Records house band. But Jones' accomplishments don't stop there, and as a producer, songwriter, arranger, and instrumentalist, he's worked with a remarkable variety of artists, from Willie Nelson to John Lee Hooker, from Soul Asylum to the Roots.

Jones stayed busy with session work, playing on albums by Bob Dylan, Steven Stills, Kris Kristofferson, and Rita Coolidge, and in 1971 he released Booker T. & Priscilla, the first of two albums he would record with his then-wife, Priscilla Coolidge-Jones (the sister of Rita Coolidge).

In 1992, Booker T. & the MG's were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and that same year, the group reunited for a special, high-profile gig: they served as the house band for an all-star tribute to Bob Dylan staged in honor of the songwriter's 30th year as a recording artist. Neil Young, one of the artists who appeared at the concert, was impressed enough with the MG's that he invited them to serve as his backing band for a major concert tour in 1993.

Booker T. & Priscilla - Home Grown

Booker T. & Priscilla - Home Grown

Maggie's Farm
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right vocal by Priscilla Jones

Booker T. Jones - Try And Love Again

Booker T. Jones - Try And Love Again

1978

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert

Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert

1992 - Live (video only)
Recorded at Madison Square Garden, N.Y.C.  October 16, 1992 (BobFest)

Gotta Serve Somebody vocal

Booker T. & The MG's - Time Is Tight

Booker T. & The MG's - Time Is Tight

1998 - 3xCD compilation boxset
Recorded at Madison Square Garden, N.Y.C.  October 16, 1992 (BobFest)

Gotta Serve Somebody
Lay Lady Lay

Booker T. & The MG's - That's The Way It Should Be

Booker T. & The MG's - That's The Way It Should Be

1994

Gotta Serve Somebody instrumental

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