Hello fellow music lovers. Bruce from Some Velvet Blog here, this time reporting from Ireland where I’m currently traveling around the country. So in between kissing the Blarney Stone and taking in the Ring of Kerry on the Western coast of Ireland, I’m squeezing in a quick post this week – Something Old & Something New from the legendary soul music icon Booker T
The Road From Memphis is the new album from the legendary Booker T. It’s being released on May 10th on Anti Records and was produced by Jones with The Roots’ ?uestlove and Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliot Smith). The album was recorded by Daptone Records’ Gabriel Roth with backing by The Roots and guest vocals from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Lou Reed and a special appearance by Detroit’s legendary guitarist Dennis Coffey. The song below “Representing Memphis” features Matt Berninger of the National and Sharon Jones on vocals.
Booker T. Jones – Representing Memphis (feat. Matt Berninger and Sharon Jones) by antirecords
With new music on the way from Booker T, we can’t forget his incredible contributions to soul and R&B and rock & roll music with the MG’s both on their own on classic songs like “Green Onions” & “Hip Hug Her,” as well as being the house band for Stax Records and playing on many of those massive timeless hits by Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, the list goes on and on and on. Below – one of those classics, the original version of “Time Is Tight,” and the cover of it by the Clash.
Download: Time Is Tight – Booker T. & The MG’s