Music today comes from my original copy of a record coming to RSD this weekend, Booker T. & the M.G.’s McLemore Avenue, originally released in 1970 (I have the original Stax release). It’s an instrumental tribute inspired by Booker T. Jones after he heard Abbey Road and showing his admiration for The Beatles’ continued musical exploration. It’s so called because McLemore Avenue is the street of the famous Stax studio. The band on the album is Booker T. Jones on organ, Steve Cropper on guitar, Donald “Duck” Dunn on bass and Al Jackson Jr. on drums. Dunn died aged 70 in 2012, Jackson was murdered in 1975, he was just 39. Cropper is now 78 and Jones is 75 and still going strong and thanks to sessioneer Mike for sending me his autobiography.

Album Of The Daze

The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.