R&B legend Booker T. Jones' work with The Roots introduced him to a new generation, and for his new album, Sound the Alarm, Booker uses the tried and true method of enlisting current popular singers and artists on the project. Not the least of which is blue-eyed soul brother Mayer Hawthorne for the title track. Booker embraces the new school not just by employing Hawthorne but by using sampling and other studio techniques. Even without the tricks, the song is pure anthemic bliss complete with a gospel choir. It's not so much a song as it is a sonic proclamation that the genius and his organ has returned (ironically to the label he helped build, Stax). "Sound the Alarm" makes a statement that legends never go out of style. Check out the Sound the Alarm tracklist after the bounce to see who else will guest on the album when it drops on June 25th.
Booker T - 'Sound The Alarm' tracklist
1. Sound The Alarm - featuring Mayer Hawthorne
2. All Over The Place - featuring Luke James
4. Broken Heart - featuring Jay James
5. Feel Good
6. Gently - featuring Anthony Hamilton
7. Austin City Blues - featuring Gary Clark, Jr.
8. Can't Wait - featuring Estelle
9. 66 Impala - featuring Poncho Sanchez and Sheila E.
10. Watch You Sleeping - featuring Kori Withers
11. Your Love Is No Love - featuring Vintage Trouble
12. Father Son Blues - featuring Ted Jones