Booker T. Drafts The Roots, The National, Lou Reed, My Morning Jacket For New Album

Written by February 18th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Rock legend and three-time Grammy winner Booker T. Jones will release his latest album, The Road From Memphis on May 10 via Anti- Records. The new disc will feature guest vocals Matt Berninger from The National, The Roots, Sharon Jones, Yim Yames from My Morning Jacket and Lou Reed, and was produced by the Roots’ Questlove and Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliot Smith). Jones also recorded his own vocals for the album on the track “Down In Memphis,” a rarity.

The album charts the evolution of soul music, stopping along the way in Memphis, Detroit, Philadelphia, and elsewhere.

Full track listing for The Road From Memphis:

Walking Papers
Crazy
Progress (feat. Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket)
The Hive
Down In Memphis
Everything Is Everything
Rent Party
Representing Memphis (feat. Matt Berninger of The National and Sharon Jones)
The Vamp
Harlem House
The Bronx (feat. Lou Reed)

U.S. tour dates to be announced soon.

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