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Booker T. Jones & The Roots - The Road From Memphis - out on Anti Records



Booker T Jones The Road From Memphis
Booker T. Jones - The Road From Memphis
(CD/LP/Digital) Anti- Records 87101, 2011-05-09

If you're a regular Paris DJs reader I guess you know about Booker T. Jones (if you don't, well it's not too late, go check out wikipedia). Two yeaars ago he released an album on Anti Records, Potato Hole, kinda sold as some heavy & raw funk, but in actual fact a rock'n'roll affair, with backing from the Drive-By Truckers, a country/Southern rock band from, Athens, Georgia and guitar contributions from Neil Young... The deception was huge among the funksters. Thankfully, Booker T is back, with a new album produced with the help of ?uestlove and Rob Schnapf, recorded by Gabriel Roth from the Daptone gang, with backing from The Roots and guests vocalists Matt Berninger (The National), Yim Yames (My Morning Jacket), Sharon Jones and Lou Reed!! Tasty, ain't it? More news when I'll get the promo...

Booker T Jones The Road From Memphis
Booker T. Jones - The Road From Memphis
(CD/LP/Digital) Anti- Records 87101, 2011-05-09

Booker T. Jones - Representing Memphis (feat. Matt Berninger and Sharon Jones) by antirecords

Booker T. Jones - Everything Is Everything by antirecords

Tracklisting :
01. Walking Papers
02. Crazy
03. Progress feat. Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket
04. The Hive
05. Down In Memphis feat. Booker T on vocals
06. Everything Is Everything
07. Rent Party
08. Representing Memphis feat. Matt Berninger and Sharon Jones
09. The Vamp
10. Harlem House
11. The Bronx feat. Lou Reed

Links :
bookert.com
facebook.com/bookertjones
myspace.com/bookertjones
twitter.com/BookerTJones
anti.com/artists/view/65
facebook.com/antirecords
myspace.com/antirecords
youtube.com/antirecords
soundcloud.com/antirecords
twitter.com/antirecords

Press Release :
BOOKER T JONES CHARTS A HISTORIC LIFE IN MUSIC ON NEW ALBUM THE ROAD FROM MEMPHIS OUT MAY 10 ON ANTI- RECORDS

PRODUCED BYJONES WITH ?UESTLOVE AND ROB SCHNAPF; RECORDED BY DAPTONE'S GABRIEL ROTH

WITH BACKING FROM THE ROOTS AND GUEST VOCALISTS MATT BERNINGER (THE NATIONAL), YIM YAMES (MY MORNING JACKET), SHARON JONES AND LOU REED

Booker T. Jones' historic life in music has brought him international fame, awards (he’s a three-time Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer), and iconic status as one of the architects of American soul music. With his new album The Road From Memphis, due May 10 on Anti- Records, Jones traces his journey from his hometown of Memphis, TN to the world stage. The album follows Jones' 2009 Anti- release Potato Hole which won the Grammy for “Best Pop Instrumental Album."

Produced by Jones with The Roots' ?uestlove and Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliot Smith), Memphis was recorded by Daptone Records mastermind Gabriel Roth with backing by The Roots. The Road from Memphis refers not only to Booker T's journey but to the evolution of the soul music he helped invent as it traveled from Memphis to Detroit, Philadelphia and beyond. The music's many iterations are represented here with a broad range of guest vocalists including Matt Berninger of the National and Sharon Jones on "Representing Memphis," Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket on "Progress" and Lou Reed on "The Bronx." The album also features a rare vocal from Jones himself offering a first-hand look at his hometown on "Down in Memphis." Legendary motor-city guitarist Dennis Coffey contributes to the album as well.


Booker T. Jones - "Representing Memphis"


Booker T. Jones - "Everything Is Everything"
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