Booker T. Jones

Booker T. Jones - FUV Live - 2013

by Rita Houston
The contributions that Booker T. Jones has made to music are invaluable.  His band, Booker T and the MGs were essential in shaping the sound of southern soul in the 60’s.  As a producer he’s helped create masterpieces for Bill Withers, Rita Coolidge, and Willie Nelson among others; and as a musician, he’s lent his keyboard skills to everyone from Ray Charles to Neil Young. 
 
Rightfully, Booker T. Jones is well recognized for his talents. He’s the recipient of 4 Grammy awards including one for lifetime achievement and has also been inducted into the Rock & Roll hall of fame.  But these accolades by no means suggest that his creativity is tapped out. In fact, this past June he released an outstanding album called, Sound The Alarm
 
Recently we had the great honor of hosting him at WFUV where I had a chance to sit with Booker T in studio A, talk music and play records. Booker did a great job as guest DJ as you'll hear during this episode of FUV Live.