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Booker T Jones: The Stax Records Icon Talks Marvin Gaye and Mayer Hawthorne

Booker T. Jones

Since the early ‘60s, when Booker T. Jones started cranking out music for the iconic label Stax Records, the prolific multi-instrumentalist has continuously produced  world-class soul tunes while touring the globe. Indeed, Booker T & The MGs had a breakout hit with the famous instrumental “Green Onions,” but the band’s  musical output extends so far beyond that track.

In anticipation of this weekend’s  special engagement ‘An Evening With Booker T. Jones’ this Sunday, November 6th at El Club in Southwest Detroit, WDET’s Travis Wright spoke with the Jones about his earliest Motown memory, as well as his contemporary collaboration with Detroit’s Mayer Hawthorne.

 

Image credit: Stax Records: Booker T. & The MGs

About the Author

Travis Wright

Host, CultureShift

Bringing a voice balanced by humble humor and clever cultural insight to WDET’s afternoon airwaves.

travis@wdet.org   Follow @talkinWright

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