goin’ crazy over booker t

Booker T is back! And to prove that Mr. Jones has always excelled at cover versions, here’s the best ever version of Bobbie Gentry‘s 1967 classic Ode to Billie Joe… released by Booker T and the MG’s in 1968. Do listen to it over and over again to analyse the cover version’s arrangement, savour the track’s ingredients, admire the musicianship, and relish the sheer majesty the performances breathe (hats off to Steve Cropper, Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn and the late Al Jackson jr as well). Soooo soulful! (Hey and for Dylan’s parody ode and another GB cover version …)


Comment? Correct? Praise? React!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s