And The GRAMMY Went To ... Booker T. Jones
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 12 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Album: The Road From Memphis (iTunes>)
Artist: Booker T. Jones
Won for: Best Pop Instrumental Album
Previous wins: Jones also won the Best Pop Instrumental Album award in 2009 for Potato Hole, as well as Best Pop Instrumental Performance as part of Booker T. & The MG's for "Cruisin'" in 1994.
Did you know?: The Road From Memphis was co-produced by Jones with Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson of the Roots. Featuring Jones' famed Hammond B-3 organ up front in the mix, the album covers songs such as Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" and Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything" (video below), and includes nine tracks written or co-written by Jones. Booker T. & The MG's, who were the house band at Stax Records in the '60s and '70s, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy in 2007.