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BOOK REVIEW: Robert Gordon, “Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion”

2505 days ago
PopdoseTo me, the music of Stax Records, the seminal soul music label from Memphis, has always been sacred, from the time I was a child.  All of my life, Stax has been part of my own soul – I had singles by Booker T. and the M.G.’s, Isaac Hayes, Sam an... more info

ALBUM REVIEW: Booker T., “Sound The Alarm”

2634 days ago
PopdoseIndeed – Sound The Alarm is an apt title for an artist with the legend and magnitude of the great Booker T. Jones.  Back on Stax Records, the label whose sound he helped shape and define, Booker T.’s new album has a classic feel with a lush and ... more info

Booker T. Jones album pairs soulful past with new stars

2686 days ago
USA Today MusicNew album by the iconic Stax organist and bandleader, 'Sound the Alarm,' is out June 25. more info

Album review: Booker T. resurrects Memphis sound with 'Sound the Alarm'

2686 days ago
L.A. Times - Pop & HissHis 'Sound the Alarm' features notable guests, including Estelle, Anthony Hamilton and Gary Clark Jr.The recent reactivation of Stax Records has brought organist-producer Booker T. Jones back to the label that featured his sound on so many great reco... more info

RECOMMENDED SHOWS :: 6/24 – 6/30

2687 days ago
Rollo & GradyAllah-Las Monday, June 24 Summer Twins w/ Wyatt Blair & Adult Books @ The Bootleg Theatre Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas @ The Satellite Burger Records Night w/ Gap Dream @ The Continental Room (Santa Ana) Tuesday, June 25 Booker T. @ The El Rey Com ... more info

Exclusive stream: Booker T. Jones' 'Feel Good'

2700 days ago
USA Today MusicInstrumental 'Feel Good' is a track off his upcoming 'Sound the Alarm' album. more info

Justin Timberlake sings for Obamas at White House soul tribute

2761 days ago
L.A. Times - Pop & HissHaving already dominated the Grammy Awards, late-night television and the Billboard 200, Justin Timberlake rode his rolling promotional juggernaut to the White House on Tuesday night, taking part in an all-star tribute to Memphis soul along with Mavi... more info

President Obama Hosts White House Music Bash: Who Was On The Bill?

2762 days ago
ContactMusicThe White House concert took place last night, with artists ranging from Booker T. Jones and Justin Timberlake performing at the latest in a long run... more info

Harrington: West Coast Blues Hall of Fame announces inductees

2773 days ago
Mercury News, CaliforniaBooker T. Jones, Elvin Bishop and Frankie Beverly are among the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame's class of 2013, which will be inducted April 13 in Oakland. more info

Live Video: Orgone

2812 days ago
KEXP SeattleTen-year old, eight-piece L.A. based soul/funk band Orgone has that perfect combination of tight refinement raw gut-punching power that is needed to become known, as they have, as one of the baddest funk bands around today. They play an updated take ... more info

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