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Interview: Booker T. Jones in conversation with Robert Gordon

September 13, 2012 | Posted by CMHOF Staff

Septermber 13, 2012
Legendary keyboardist Booker T. Jones discussed his career and influences during a public program at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on September 13, 2012. In a conversation with Memphis-based author Robert Gordon, Jones talked at length about his work at Memphis’s Stax Records, and creating the 1960s instrumental hits “Green Onions” and “Time Is Tight” with his group Booker T. & The MG’s. He also discussed producing Willie Nelson’s 1978 classic album, Stardust, and his more recent collaboration with Americana band the Drive-By Truckers. The museum held the program in collaboration with the Americana Music Association during the trade organization’s annual music festival and conference. Jones, who lives in Los Angeles, received a lifetime achievement award during the Americana Honors & Awards Show at the Ryman Auditorium on the previous night.