Home Grown Soul: Booker T. Jones & Jimmy Hughes


November 10th, 2010 ~ This week we visit with two masters of Southern soul. Multi-instrumentalist Booker T. Jones, along with his group the MGs, helped to create the legendary Stax sound. We talk with Booker T. about growing up in Memphis and his current work with the up and coming Southern rock band, the Drive-By Truckers. Soul singer Jimmy Hughes got his start at another landmark of Southern music, Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Hughes shares stories about his classic hits "Steal Away" and "Why Not Tonight," as well as his move from gospel to soul and back again.

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  • End Bed: Time is Tight Booker T. & the MG's
    The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles 1968-1971, Stax
  • Further Up the Road Bobby Bland
    I Pity the Fool/The Duke Recordings, vol. 1, MCA
  • Why, Why, Why Jimmie Vaughan
    Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm, Vanguard
  • Drop On In Mable John
    Stay Out of the Kitchen, Stax
  • Early in the Morning Ray Charles
    The Birth of Soul, Atlantic
  • Instrumental: Flamingo Earl Bostic
    Rolling Stones: Artist's Choice, Hear Music
  • SEGMENT: Booker T. Jones
  • Open Bed: Soul Limbo Booker T. & the MG's
    The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles 1968-1971 , Stax
  • Soul Train Curley Moore
    Wardell Quezerque: Sixty Smokin' Soul Senders, Funky Delicacies
  • Streamline Train Jessie Mae Hemphill
    Get Right Blues, High Water
  • Mystery Train Little Junior's Blue Flames
    The Sun Records Collection, Rhino
  • I'm Going Don't You Know Memphis Minnie
    Hoodoo Lady: 1933-1937, Columbia
  • Why Don't You Do Right Eden Brent
    Mississippi Number One, Yellow Dog
  • Instrumental: Really (part 1) Johnny Jones & the Imperial 7
    Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues 1945-1970, CMF
  • What More Can I Do? Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens
    What Have You Done My Brother?, Daptone
  • Respect Otis Redding
    The Monterrey International Pop Festival, Rhino
  • Billy 1 Bob Dylan
    Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Original Soundtrack, Columbia
  • White Freight Liner Blues Steve Earle
    Townes, New West
  • I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Keb Mo
    Hank Williams: Timeless, Lost Highway
  • Detroit City Arthur Alexander
    The Greatest, Cocho
  • Open Bed: Slim Jenkins' Place Booker T. & the MG's
    The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles 1962-1968, Stax
  • Instrumental: Soul Dressing Booker T. & the MG's
    The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles 1962-1968, Stax
  • SEGMENT: Jimmy Hughes
  • West End Blues Allen Toussaint
    The Bright Mississippi, Nonesuch
  • Ruler of My Heart Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/ Norah Jones and Robert Randolph
    Medicated Magic, Ropeadope
  • Everything I Do Gon' Be Funky Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/Dr. John
    Medicated Magic, Ropeadope
  • Instrumental: John's Ragtime John Jackson
    Don't Let Your Deal Go Down, Arhoolie
  • Twelve Gates to the City Cephas & Wiggins
    Cool Down, Alligator
  • Let's Come Together (As One Community) Willie King
    Freedom Creek, Rooster Blues
  • Roamin-itus Eddie Bo
    Gumbo Stew, Ace
  • Didn't He Ramble Kermit Ruffins
    Livin' a Treme Life, Basin Street
  • End Bed: Singin' the Blues Allen Toussaint
    The Bright Mississippi, Nonesuch