Booker T. Presents: A Stax Revue and a Journey Thru Soul, Blues, and R&B
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“…one of the legends of soul music.” - THE NEW YORKER
“Jones' name is synonymous with the Hammond B3 organ. At 17, he recorded the instrument's anthem, “Green Onions” - NPR
BOOKER T.’S STAX REVUE is a presentation of BOOKER’S hits with the MGs, such as “Green Onions,” “Hang ‘Em High” and “Time is Tight,” and classics recorded on Stax Records such as “Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding, “When Something is Wrong with my Baby” by Sam and Dave, and “Gee Whiz” by Carla Thomas.
The Stax Revue features an eight-piece band with two lead vocalists, a two-piece horn section and BOOKER’S usual rhythm section and delivers a high-energy experience curated to take the audience on a journey through Booker’s eyes. His brief personal anecdotes provide wonderful context for the music and Booker’s legendary history with Stax makes him the perfect artist to present such a revue.
BOOKER T. is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and winner of four GRAMMY Awards. BOOKER T. JONES set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity. He pushed the music’s boundaries with his hits on Stax, refined it to its essence and then injected it into the nation’s bloodstream.