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Potato Hole

Booker T. & The MG's, Booker TAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 21, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Anti
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,373 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Booker is known as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer, and arranger, and is best known for fronting Booker T and the MGs. This is his first solo album in decades. He teamed with southern rockers Drive-By Truckers to produce an album that is raw and edgy, fun and innovative. And just to seal the deal, long-time Booker associate Neil Young dropped by to play blistering lead guitar on nine of the ten tracks. Produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck, Rickie Lee Jones, Foo Fighters) and Booker T.

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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful mix of R&B/Funk/Rock April 21, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I agree with Yossarian. A very nice CD (all instrumental) for your car or your home when you need to relax or are in the mood to relax.

The backing band is essentially the Drive-By Truckers (not the first time they've been the band for another artist) with Neil Young as the lead guitarist.

Notable foot tapping tracks: Pound It Out, Potato Hole and Native New Yorker.

Pleasing notable soulful tracks: Hey Ya, Nan, Warped Sister, Reunion Time.

Booker weaves in and out of the mix with the guitars for an overall very pleasing mix. While you may miss Donald Dunn and Steve Cropper - this is an effort worth hearing. Recommended. If you can afford it in these times - I suspect it will improve your mood.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is A Total Hard Rockin' WINNER! April 21, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I ordered this when I first saw it was coming out because I love the old records with the MGs. Then I heard that Neil Young plays a bunch on it & I heard it was pretty good...

That's too slight a review,This thing Kicks it and right from the start on "Pound It Out" it's some Hard Rocking Joy,it is GREAT. I will be playing this thing Daily for some time to Come.
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35 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock 'n Roll! April 21, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Do you ever wake up completely worn down by the day to day madness, only to realize before lifting your head that you have a full day of hard work ahead of you? You can go two ways: you can moan your way through, or you can rock out, snarl at the world, and own it.

If you choose the intense, passionate response, you may be lucky enough to encounter moments of unexpected beauty and calmness amidst the grinding gears of your experience. And if you can begin to understand how those moments fall into the next, you can ride that wave, blending happiness and purity into the grease and grit.

That's how I hear Potato Hole.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Booker T. Jones May 21, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Considering this isn't a Booker T. & The M.G.s of yesterday, I don't understand why reviewers are trying to stuff this record into their catalog. It's experimental and searching. I love the collaboration with the Drive By Truckers, expecially on the cover of Space City. The Hey Ya tune is pretty sweet, and I love that Neil Young is sitting in on guitar. Great effor by a great musician. Why try and capture Green Onions anyway? Let's move on to 2009 and enjoy this record for what it provides the listener. Great rockin' tunes. Thank you Mr. Jones, Mr. Young, and the Drive By Truckers! This has turned out to be a great year for music!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A stomping good time May 13, 2009
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Potato Hole is a great instrumental album. Booker T's organ playing feels funky and familiar and all the boys from the Drive By Truckers create a whale of a good time in support. Neil Young plays killer guitar as well, but it's the Truckers rhythm section of Brad Morgan and Shonna Tucker that makes my booty shake and my speakers skate around the room.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A revelation June 28, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Like all baby boomers, I know and love Green Onions. I also saw Booker T back Neil Young (my favorite musician of all time) back in the 90s in Finsbury Park in London, when he was a perfect suppport.

However that was then and this is now, so I only really bought this CD because it features Young on guitar and got decent reviews.

Within seconds of pushing the CD into my car's player (it was a sunny day and the top was down, so the omens were favorable) I was hooked.

Put briefly this is the coolest recording made this year. I suspect only Booker T can make a Hammond organ sound cool, sexy, funky and just the happeningest sound ever.

And the contribution from Neil Young lives up to the standard of Booker T and the rest of the musicians, which is really saying something.

I've told all my friends to buy this CD. I suggest you do too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars well deserved grammy award winner February 1, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I've been telling everyone i know about how good this recording is since i first purchased it. i really knew nothing about it, save for the sticker blurb on the front cover and was more than pleasantly surprised by the overall quality of the recording. now i can say i was certainly not alone as it won the grammy for "Best Pop Instrumental Album". this is the only time in recent memory that i can say i was rooting for any album to win a grammy, and i'm very relieved that it did. kudos to booker t, drive by truckers and neil young for making a true work of art.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant match up of funky instrumentals June 27, 2009
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The Drive-By Truckers seem to bring the best out of Booker T and Neil Young. If you love some funky Hammond B3 organ, nobody plays it better than Booker T. The Truckers do a solid job of backing him with tasteful rock but never try to steal the show. Neil Young doesn't steal it either but he plays better here than on any of his own recent albums. I like this so much I've bought a few copies and given them to friends.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
If you like BT & MG's, this album is a must-have.
Published 3 months ago by timothy j otoole
5.0 out of 5 stars Booker T vinyl!
Bought this on CD when it was first out, but, oh so glad to have it on vinyl. Sounds even warmer. Teaming Booker T. with Neil Young and Drive By Truckers was a great match.
Published 13 months ago by ron roe
5.0 out of 5 stars Great band, great recording
Being a Hammond organ player myself I always liked Booker T's music (back in my "younger days").

Really great to have a new compilation of songs from him. Read more
Published 18 months ago by DONALD V. LEROY
5.0 out of 5 stars Sterling Instrumental Effort by Booker T.
I absolutely love this record and I've owned it for maybe two years now. Plenty of great Hammond B-3 organ grooves by Booker T. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Robert Orme
4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing is forever.
This is the first instrumental album by Booker T. Jones in a long time. He is backed by The Drive-By Truckers with Neil Young on lead guitar. Read more
Published on June 25, 2010 by Johnny Heering
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a career defining album, but still good
Booker T tries to update his original MG sound by going a little heavier and adding more distortion, and well it does have a nice result, but not as classic or funky as his MG... Read more
Published on April 17, 2010 by Jason Weber
5.0 out of 5 stars got behind the mule and plowed
booker t plowed all the home on this one (GREAT ALBUM) been waiting to buy this one for a while. [...] bucks made the mule taste greater. thanks amazon also.
Published on April 12, 2010 by J. lavedas
4.0 out of 5 stars Potato Hole
I'm no music expert- heard bits of this on a radio show and liked it. Good traveling music.
Published on December 16, 2009 by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars OK background music
This isn't the Booker T music we grew up with. If you crank up half the songs it sounds like a bad live Neil Young album with Crazy Horse noodling interminably. Read more
Published on October 6, 2009 by Just A. Guy
4.0 out of 5 stars Booker T is back!
Great album by Booker T. If you're fans of his work with the MGs or other Stax stuff, you will enjoy this one. Read more
Published on September 5, 2009 by Nick Campbell
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