Booker T. Jones
Wednesday, August 9th
About Booker T. Jones
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. He is also a producer, songwriter, arranger, and instrumentalist, he's worked with the remarkable variety of artist, from Willie Nelson to John Lee Hooker, from Soul Asylum to the Roots.
Booker T. Jones was born in Memphis, Tennessee on Nov.12th, 1944. Jones developed a keen interest in music as a boy and by the time Jones was in high school he was already proficient on saxophone, trombone, oboe, and keyboards; he also played the organ during services at his church, and would occasionally sneak out and sit with R&B combos at local nightclubs.
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