Our audio interview with the man born in Memphis on 12 November 1944, who went on to helm the musically and culturally groundbreaking Booker T and the MGs.
Late in 1969, CCR saw out the decade as they released their fourth album 'Willy and the Poor Boys.'
A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
The autobiography, published on the eve of Jones' 75th birthday, already has testimonials from Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson among others.
Stax house band Booker T & The MGs were the rulers of instrumental soul, and they cooked up a soul food storm on ‘Green Onions’, their debut album.
The irresistible Isaac Hayes-David Porter composition and production 'Soul Man' became another Stax classic.
From over-easy grooves to gritty, energised instrumental funk, ‘Soul Limbo’ found Booker T And The MGs working at their peak.
They include titles by the Bar-Kays, Booker T and the MGs, Delaney & Bonnie and Johnnie Taylor.
The guitar is the backbone of rock music, and the best guitarists include some blues and country guitarists that paved the way for rock’n’roll’s legends.
'Born To Be Wild' was an anthem to rebellion, the ultimate biker song and an iconic rock original.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on 10 August 1909.
Our tribute to Laurens Hammond, the creator of the Hammond organ, whose fantastic invention features on some of the great tracks in music history.
The great writer-guitarist, with wife Bonnie, made some of the best blues, rock and gospel-flavoured US music of their generation.
Of all Booker T & The MGs’ hits and genre-defining recordings for Stax Records, none of their albums had the success of ‘Hip Hug-Her’.
The playlist coincides with the release of the 2LP compilation of the same name, with digital reissues to follow daily throughout Black Music Month in June.