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 …)
http://www.anti.com/artists/view/65/Booker_T
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booker_T._Jones
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doin’_Our_Thing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ode_to_Billie_Joe
http://www.secondhandsongs.com/performance/77534
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crazy_(Gnarls_Barkley_song)
http://www.bookert.com/discography/memphis.html

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