Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Black History Month-Other Famous Organists

Booker T. Jones-need more be said? Organist of the famous Booker T and The MGs, he is really a soul/r&b organist rather than jazz, and plays with a bass player to boot. But he is very important to the development of the use of the Hammond organ and of course was influenced by the same jazz organists that we have discussed.

As well as being his own band, the MGs were also the back up band at Stax records, backing up Sam and Dave and many other soul and R&B artists.

He is still alive, and playing, you can check out his website at Recently, in addition to continue to perform with the MGs, they have also backed Crosby Stills and Nash on


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