Booker T. Jones – May 10, 2012

Booker T. Jones  -  Brooklyn Bridge Park  -  May 10, 2012

Jones is the Booker T. of the MG’s and others, having been in the band of a zillion hits since the early 1960′s.  While he spent most of his time on the Hammond B-3, he did get out and play some guitar, and also did credible vocals on a few numbers.  The guitar of “Ice” Black seemed unfamiliar, and it turns out that he designed and built it himself!  The opener was DJ Rich Medina; while I dug his stuff, there is a limit (exceeded here) to my appreciation of a very loud human boombox, which I estimate at 45 minutes.  He signed “April”, causing wonder and envy of the lifestyle so casual in accepting the flip of the calendar page.

Booker T. Jones

Vernon "Ice" Black

Darian Gray

Melvin Brannon

Rich Medina

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