Sound the Alarm (Booker T. Jones album)

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Sound the Alarm
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Studio album by Booker T. Jones
Released June 25, 2013 (2013-06-25)
Genre Jazz, soul
Length 47:28
Label Stax
Concord
Producer Booker T. Jones, Avila Brothers (Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah Avila), Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Booker T. Jones chronology
The Road from Memphis
(2011)The Road from Memphis2011
Sound the Alarm
(2013)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Los Angeles Times 3/5 stars[3]

Sound the Alarm is the tenth studio album by soul musician Booker T. Jones. It was released in June 2013, and features guest appearances from Gary Clark, Jr., Estelle, Anthony Hamilton and Vintage Trouble. The album marks Jones' return to Stax Records, where he made his name with hits like Green Onions (1962) and his first for the label since Melting Pot in 1971.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sound the Alarm" (featuring Mayer Hawthorne) Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah Avila, Booker T. Jones 3:51
2. "All Over the Place" (featuring Luke James) Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah Avila, Booker T. Jones 3:29
3. "Fun" Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah Avila, Booker T. Jones 2:53
4. "Broken Heart" (featuring Jay James) Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah Avila, Booker T. Jones, Terry Lewis 3:19
5. "Feel Good" Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah Avila, Booker T. Jones 3:24
6. "Gently" Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah Avila, Booker T. Jones, Anthony Hamilton 3:08
7. "Austin City Blues" (featuring Gary Clark, Jr.) Booker T. Jones 5:12
8. "Can't Wait" (featuring Estelle) Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah Avila, Booker T. Jones, Ben Lakey, Raphael Saadiq 3:37
9. "66 Impala" (featuring Sheila E., Poncho Sanchez) Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah Avila, Booker T. Jones 3:55
10. "Watch You Sleeping" (featuring Kori Withers) Booker T. Jones 3:55
11. "Your Love Is No Love" (featuring Vintage Trouble) Nalle Colt, Richard Danielson, Ty Taylor, Booker T. Jones, Rick Barrio Dill 4:55
12. "Father Son Blues" (featuring Ted Jones) Booker T. Jones 5:50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sound the Alarm Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  2. ^ Legget, Simon. "Sound the Alarm – Booker T. Jones". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  3. ^ Lewis, Randy (2013-06-25). "Album review". latimes.com. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  4. ^ "Booker T Returns To Stax With 'Sound The Alarm' Featuring Mayer Hawthorne, Anthony Hamilton, Vintage Trouble, Estellle, Gary Clark Jr. + More June 25". Bookert.com. 2013-06-03. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 

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