28 March 2011

[new] Booker T. Jones: "Representing Memphis" [ft. Matt Berninger and Sharon Jones]

This one really resonates with me. I proudly call Memphis, Tennessee home, and The National are my favorite band --- put those two things together and it makes me one very happy guy. And that's exactly what legendary Stax recording artist Booker T. Jones has done. For his forthcoming album The Road From Memphis (Out May 10 via Anti-), Jones has recruited The National's lead singer Matt Berninger along with Sharon Jones, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Lou Reed, and The Roots. The result is sure to be a glorious amalgamation of old school soul and the best of today's indie scene. Matt Berninger's baritone has never sounded so soulful, and it harmonizes perfectly with the croon of modern day diva Sharon Jones. Good ol' Pitchfork has the stream of the album cut "Representing Memphis" here.

Also check out Booker T. playing with The Roots here on "Everything Is Everything:"

And you've heard this one before...

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