Beginning today, Jimmy Fallon will stream The Road From Memphis, the new album from soul legend Booker T Jones at: http://www.LateNightWithJimmyFallon.com. The exclusive premiere, a first for the enormously popular Fallon website, follows Jones' phenomenal two-night stint on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" back in early April.
Produced by Jones with The Roots' ?uestlove and Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliot Smith), The Road From Memphis traces Jones' historic career from his childhood to present, and was recorded by Daptone Records mastermind Gabriel Roth with backing by The Roots. Guest vocalists including Matt Berninger of the National and Sharon Jones on "Representing Memphis," Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket on "Progress" and Lou Reed on "The Bronx."
U.S. tour dates to be announced soon.
"...Tight urgency that is the foundation of the entire album, driving the funky guitar and bass lines through a brilliant reinvention of the M.G.'s soul chemistry, ramped up for the 21st century." - MOJO