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Booker T. & The M.G.'s perform at the '50 Years of Stax' Benefit Concert at the Orpheum theater on June 22,2007 in Memphis, Tennessee
In 1962, the band Booker T. & The M.G.'s released their first hit: "Green Onions." Since then, the sound of the B3 Hammond Organ has become a hallmark of Booker T's music.
However, the B3 is just one of many sounds you'll hear on his new album "Sound the Alarm." Booker T. joins us from the studios of NPR West in Culver City.