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Posted 4 Nov 2011 @ 10:06am
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Grammy Award winning pioneers Soul II Soul are returning to Australian shores in what will be only their second visit to Australia. Original members Jazzie B and Caron Wheeler will be performing their greatest hits in an exclusive show at Melbourne's Trak Lounge Bar. 

 

Soul II Soul rose to fame with 1989's worldwide chart-topping hit Back To Life (However Do You Want Me). In...

Posted 30 Sep 2011 @ 9:22am
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Throughout Booker T. Jones’s new album, The Road From Memphis, there’s an overwhelming preoccupation with place. ‘The city’ exists as an almost-magical place of life, excitement and potential, filled with millions of individuals of limitless creativity and imagination. Memphis - the city of his birth and the epicentre of his amazing career – obviously looms large, but so too does New York,...

Posted 20 Jul 2011 @ 3:05pm
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From legendary soul-funk staples like Green Onions, Time Is Tight and Melting Pot to producing for Bill Withers and Willie Nelson, Booker T. Jones is one of the biggest names in the game.

 

He's most recently teamed up with The Roots for his new album, The Road From Memphis, and now he is bringing his explosive show down under with his razor sharp band. Expect a wonderful mix of...

Posted 7 Jul 2011 @ 9:33am
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Is Booker T Jones the coolest man in rock'n'roll? As the titular leader of Booker T and the MGs Jones' distinctive Hammond B3 organ riffs were critical to the distinctive Stax Records sound. Over 40 years after Stax's demise Jones remains a powerful figure in contemporary rock'n'roll, his very presence a prima facie indicator of musical excellence.

 

Having utilised the...

Posted 20 Jan 2011 @ 12:10pm
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