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Nzoner
02-17-2010, 10:33 PM
Probably best know for the song Green Onions used at the end of American Graffitti.

Well for you music lovers out there,I came across a newer album(not quite a year old) by Booker T and he's helped out by Neil Young and The Drive By Truckers.

Anyhow,I bought the album on Amazon's $5 sale and thought some of you might like a taste.

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Nzoner
02-17-2010, 10:43 PM
This project is growing on me and fast,here's an excerpt from a review of it if anyone's interested....

Hammond B3 alchemist Booker T Jones is one America's most prolific, distinguished and instantly recognizable musical forces, and the arrival of his new Anti- album, Potato Hole, not only re-affirms his greatness, it also re-introduces the neglected all-instrumental format to a noisy, crowded marketplace crying out for precisely the type of soul satisfying pleasure which Jones excels at. With choice accompaniment by the capable Southern rock visionaries Drive By Truckers and a sound often pushed into over drive by the volcanic lead guitar of rock & roll legend Neil Young, it is an altogether extraordinary set. Featuring a mixture of newly written songs and a trio of intriguing covers, all recorded in a scant one weeks time, Potato Hole captures Booker T at the critical peak of a renewed creative phase in his storied career. "I really feel like I've been opened up again, I've got the creative muse working for me," Jones said. "It's like I have discovered a new method, a little road I can take to open it up, and I'm excited about playing this music."


Whether laying down a meditative ramble or hard-charging rocker, Jones' sense of artistic liberation and depth of involvement on every track here is breath taking--with Potato Hole, the cat is going into orbit. "The Hammond B3 and me have this thing goin' on. It's always there inside me. I've heard whole pieces in my head that I'll never even remember--and now I'm finally getting them out." he explained. "It gives me a freedom that I didn't have . . . I sort of had it with the MG's in the 60s, but even then it was more murky. This is lot more clear. I don't know how to put it, except it's like I can see again."


Lastly here's a cover you might recognize :D

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ZootedGranny
02-17-2010, 10:51 PM
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NewChief
02-18-2010, 06:25 AM
Thanks for turning me onto this. Will be obtaining.

Nzoner
02-18-2010, 08:31 AM
Thanks for turning me onto this. Will be obtaining.

You're welcome,I love finding and/or being introduced to new music that I especially like and then being able to share it in hopes that at least one will enjoy it as much as I.

MOhillbilly
02-18-2010, 08:54 AM
rep Nzoner, love booker t. The stuff the mgs did at stax as a in house band for the preformers is mind numbingly awesomeness. Will be pickin this up.

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MOhillbilly
02-18-2010, 08:57 AM
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loochy
02-18-2010, 08:59 AM
I guess I'm a youngin', but this is the only Booker T I know.


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Sfeihc
02-18-2010, 09:10 AM
Booker T and the MG's is some high quality stuff. I saw them as Neil Young's backup band and it was one of the hottest shows I've ever been to. Soundgarden and Blind Melon opened for them.

MOhillbilly
02-18-2010, 09:14 AM
Booker T and the MG's is some high quality stuff. I saw them as Neil Young's backup band and it was one of the hottest shows I've ever been to. Soundgarden and Blind Melon opened for them.

i went to see motorhead open for ozzy and got blind melon instead.

im in love with rock n roll, not bees and hippy stink.

AZORChiefFan
02-18-2010, 09:23 PM
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9137102
Fresh Air interview. I listened to this a couple years ago. Really good interview. I'm gonna have to check out the new CD - Thanks.

Nzoner
02-20-2010, 04:18 PM
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9137102
Fresh Air interview. I listened to this a couple years ago. Really good interview. I'm gonna have to check out the new CD - Thanks.

Thanks :thumb: