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Jones, Booker T. / Road From Memphis, The
Album:Road From Memphis, The Collection:General
Artist:Jones, Booker T. Added:Jun 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-06-19 Pull Date:2011-08-21 
Week Ending:Aug 21Aug 14Aug 7Jul 24Jul 17Jul 10Jul 3Jun 26

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 25, 2021:Everything
Everything Is Everything
4.Oct 29, 2013:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
The Bronx (Feat. Lou Reed - RIP)
2.Dec 07, 2016:Emergency Crew (For Decca)
Rent Party
5.Oct 01, 2013:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
(Noon) Rent Party
3.Apr 25, 2015:Mix Tape
Walking Papers
6.Jun 25, 2013:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon SUMMER!!!
Rent Party

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-06-17 
Booker T. Jones – The Road from Memphis
Reviewed by Sadie O, 6/17/11
Tribute to Memphis Soul by one of its main creators. Green Onions was Booker T And the MGs’ monster hit, but they also played on most of everything that was released on Stax in the 60’s. Booker’s band here is the Roots, who need no introduction, I should think. Most songs are instrumentals, Booker plays keyboards. Damn fine.
1. 3:15 ****bass rumble slide, then downtempo super-funky strut. Fun. KAY!
2. 3:06 **downtempo, relaxed sashay with lots of stuttering keyboards – you will no doubt remember Gnarls Barkley doing this.
3. 3:20 **slow soul groove – definitely reminiscent of the heyday of Memphis Soul. Features Yim Yones on vocals.
4. 3:48 ***uptempo, wicked drums, funky.
5. 3:51 ****downtempo, super cool funky stroll, vocals by Booker T. Nice. Sweet bass work on this track, too.
6. 4:35 ***big noodly intro, then solid downtempo funk strut. Gets a bit anthemic in vibe by the end.
7. 3:59 ***slow laid-back soul groove, a bit smooth-jazzy feeling, but funky. Gets some pretty bouncy syncopation.
8. 3:30 **slow soul, Matt Berninger and Sharon Jones vocals, repping Memphis no doubt.
9. 3:23 ***big fat bass-led funky wiggle. Bongolicious funky second half.
10. 3:51 ****FUN-KAY bass and drums, adds instruments, just NIIIIICE….
11. 4:38 *slow soul, twangy guitar, then bluesy guitar. Vocals by Lou Reed – points for oddness, definitely got me scratching my head.

Track Listing
1.Walking Papers 6.Everything Is Everything
2.Crazy 7.Rent Party
3.Progress 8.Representing Memphis
4.The Hive 9.The Vamp
5.Down In Memphis 10.Harlem House
 11.The Bronx (Feat. Lou Reed)