Booker T on BBC4 – TONIGHT

Posted on: Monday, Sep 14, 2009

From the 2009 Cambridge Folk Festival on BBC4 at 19.30.

Hammond B3 organ alchemist Booker T Jones demonstrates why he is considered one of America’s most prolific, distinguished and instantly-recognisable musical forces.

Accompanied by a rocking band which includes members of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Booker T’s resulting vibrant and powerful sound delights the Cambridge crowd. Classics such as Green Onions are performed alongside tracks with a new twist, like Hip Hug Her which features a rap from drummer Darian Gray.

Booker T is at the peak of a renewed creative phase in his storied career, with a new album on release, and this show certainly reaffirms the fact.

Repeated Tues in the early hours.



September 14th, 2009 at 21:16
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What a great half hour! Fantastic band with Troy Gonyea and Marc Ford on guitars and Ronnie James on bass – two ex-T-Birds and an ex-Black Crowes member! Top drummer as well, who even managed a decent rap! Highlight must have been David Hidalgo from Los Lobos laying down some convincing Albert King licks on “Born Under A Bad Sign”. Booker T ain’t got the best voice in the world, but has written a decent tune or two for sure! Watch on the iPlayer if you missed it!