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Booker T Jones

Tonight On the Whole Wide World: The Legendary Booker T

by Marisa Frydman

Rita is back in the studio in between Newport Folk Festival and Lollapalooza to bring you another great edition of the Whole Wide World.  Tune in for new tunes from artists such as Elvis Costello and the Roots and Amos Lee as well as your favorite summer songs from Daft Punk and Laura Mvula. Be sure to stick around as Rita welcomes the legendary Booker T into the studio as this discuss his new album, Sound The Alarm. Rita turns the airwaves over to Booker T for a guest DJ set and a conversation about his musical beginnings.

Booker T. Jones - Words and Music - 2011

by Dennis Elsas
Photo by Carl Lender (CC BY 2.0)

The relationship between Booker T. Jones and Memphis is a long story of give and take. As many opportunities as it gave Booker to play, he returned the favor with ground-breaking music. Now, Booker has released the album 'The Road From Memphis,' and stopped by FUV to tell host Dennis Elsas about the musical tribute to his hometown.