Booker T. Jones

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Born: 1944/11/12
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, US
Years Active: 1961 - present
Genres: R&B, Instrumental Rock, Soul, Electric Blues

Booker T. Jones (born November 12, 1944) is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known as the frontman of the band Booker T. and the MGs. Jones was a child prodigy, playing the oboe, saxophone, trombone, and piano at school and serving as organist at his church. Jones's first entry into professional music came at age sixteen, when he played baritone saxophone on Satellite Records' first hit, “Cause I Love You,” by Rufus Thomas and Carla Thomas. While hanging around the Satellite Record Shop run by Estelle Axton, co-owner of Satellite Records, which would later become Stax, with her brother Jim Stewart, Jones met record clerk Steve Cropper, who would be...

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