Booker T. Jones

Agent: Tom Gold (Worldwide)
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Newly remastered album Green Onions 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Rhino) out on February 24

Album will be available on green “onion” vinyl, CD and digitally

“Green Onions” appeared in a long list of films and television shows, including Quadrophenia, Get Shorty, The Sopranos, and Ken Burn’s The Vietnam War. The Library of Congress added it to the National Recording Registry in 2012

Hit song “Green Onions” has nearly 200 million Spotify plays

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“Booker T. Jones is one of the legends of soul music. ” The New Yorker

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

“Booker T. will forever be known as the Booker T. from Booker T. and the MGs. But this book [Booker’s memoir Note By Note reveals so much more of the man.” —Bob Dylan

“In a new memoir, Time Is Tight: My Life, Note by Note, the Stax studio wizard and acclaimed producer tells his own story and finds his voice. … The result emphasizes not only his Memphis roots and role in Stax’s reinvention of R&B but his second act here in Los Angeles — as a wide-ranging session man and producer who remains, in his eighth decade, a sought-after sonic guru.” – The New York Times

“Booker T. is a great producer, a great musician, and a great friend. Those three ‘greats’ together pretty much let you know how I feel about Booker. He and I worked together on many projects, all were fun—just like this book, which is as joyful to read as Booker’s music is to listen to.” —Willie Nelson

“Booker is simply one of the tenderest-hearted people I’ve ever met and I’m so honored to have ever been in his company. This beautiful memoir is a near perfect reflection of the man I would walk a million miles for: engaging, unforgettable, and deeply creative.”  —Sinéad O’Connor

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About Booker T:

Former front man of Booker T. & The M.G.s
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee (1992)
Musicians Hall of Fame Inductee (2008)
Recipient of GRAMMY Award for Lifetime Achievement (2007)
Four-time GRAMMY Award winner (includes two wins for releases in 2009 and 2011)

Songs Booker T wrote:

The smash-hit “Green Onions”, a co-write with Steve Cropper, Lewie Steinberg and Al Jackson Jr; the single sold over 1 million copies, is ranked No. 181 in Rolling Stones 500 greatest songs of all time and is the only instrumental on the list
Otis Redding’s “I Love You More Than Words Can Say”
Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign”, a co-write with William Bell (later popularized by the cover version recorded by the British power trio Cream)
Eddie Floyd’s “I’ve Never Found a Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)”, a co-write with Eddie Floyd

Albums Booker T produced:

Bill Wither’s debut 1971 release Just As I Am which features the hit single “Ain’t No Sunshine”
Willie Nelson’s album Stardust which peaked at #1 in the Billboard Top Country Albums and was certified platinum

Artists Booker T has recorded, performed, or collaborated with:

Elton John, Ray Charles, Neil Young, Leon Russell, Stephen Still, Bill Withers, The Drive-By Truckers, Rancid, Lou Reed, Sharon Jones, and many others.

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Booker T. Jones reased his new album Note by Note (Edith Street Records) on November 1st, a companion to his memoir Time Is Tight, which will be out on October 29 (Little, Brown And Company). He will be interviewed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on October 30 along with book/concert events throughout the fall including New York, Los Angeles and Stax Museum in Memphis. Booker T Jones is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, four time GRAMMY winner 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, Booker has lent his trademark keyboard chops to and produced classic albums such as Willie Nelson’s multi-platinum hit Stardust and Bill Withers’ Just As I Am featuring the hit song “Ain’t No Sunshine”.

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Booker T Presents: A Stax Revue and a Journey Thru Soul, Blues, and R&B

Booker T’s Stax Revue is a presentation of Booker’s hits with the MGs, such as “Green Onions,” “Hang ‘Em High” and “Time is Tight” and of the classics recorded on Stax Records by legendary artists such as “Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding, “When Something is Wrong with my Baby” by Sam and Dave and “Gee Whiz” by Carla Thomas. The Stax Revue features a ten-piece big band with three lead vocalists, a three-piece horn section and Booker’s usual rhythm section and delivers a high energy experience curated to take the audience on a journey through Booker’s eyes. His brief personal anecdotes provide wonderful context for the music and Booker’s legendary history with Stax makes him the perfect artist to present such a revue. Booker T is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and winner of four GRAMMY Awards. It can be argued that it was Booker T. Jones who set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity. He pushed the music’s boundaries with his hits on Stax, refined it to its essence and then injected it into the nation’s bloodstream.

Live Reviews:

“The ensemble presented a crowd-pleasing array of tunes made famous by the stalwart Memphis soul label….”  – JazzTimes Review of performance at the Hollywood Bowl, which earned a standing ovation

  “Booker T’s “Stax Revue” ran through an iconic set list at Sunday night’s concert. The R&B legend offered brief, deadpan introductions to songs that reminded you of the jaw-dropping breadth of his career, the songs he played on and the greats he played with – from B.B. King, Otis Redding, Albert King and so on. At 71, Booker T remains a master of the Hammond B-3 organ tearing through faithful renditions of [Stax hits with his revue] and a roaring “Hold On I’m Coming” [the revue] brought the house down with “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay.” The Aspen Times Review of performance at Jazz Aspen Snowmass

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