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Booker T. Jones ( born November 12, 1944 ) is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known as the frontman of the band Booker T. & the M. G .' s.
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Carnegie was a large benefactor of the Tuskegee Institute under Booker T. Washington for African-American education.
* 1940 – Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.
Other notable supporters include Newark Mayor Cory Booker, former Governor of South Carolina Mark Sanford, billionaire and American philanthropist John T. Walton, Former Mayor of Baltimore Kurt L. Schmoke, Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and John McCain.
In 1896, Booker T. Washington, the first principal and president of the Tuskegee Institute, invited Carver to head its Agriculture Department.
Knowing the potential ramifications on his presidential aspirations if such knowledge became public, Hoover struck a deal with Robert Russa Moton, the prominent African-American successor to Booker T. Washington as president of the Tuskegee Institute.
Booker T. Washington was the previous African-American to have dined at the White House, with Theodore Roosevelt in 1901.
Brown's recordings during this period influenced musicians across the industry, most notably groups such as Sly and the Family Stone, Funkadelic, Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Booker T. & the M. G.
Two weeks after Booker T. Washington came to visit Occidental, on March 27, 1914 — the school ’ s 25th anniversary — Swan, Fowler, and Johnson halls were dedicated at its new Eagle Rock campus.
The conditions in Sicilian sulfur mines were horrific, prompting Booker T. Washington to write " I am not prepared just now to say to what extent I believe in a physical hell in the next world, but a sulphur mine in Sicily is about the nearest thing to hell that I expect to see in this life .".
* " Behave Yourself " – written by Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Al Jackson, Jr. and Lewie Steinberg ; performed by Booker T. & the MG's
Taft met with and publicly endorsed Booker T. Washington's program for uplifting the African American race, advising them to stay out of politics at the time and emphasize education and entrepreneurship.
* October 16 – U. S. President Theodore Roosevelt invites African American leader Booker T. Washington to the White House.
* April 7 – Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.
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The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, or Zimbabwe.
The winner of the Man Booker Prize is generally assured of international renown and success ; therefore, the prize is of great significance for the book trade.
In contrast to literary prizes in the United States, the Booker Prize is greeted with great anticipation and fanfare.
The prize was originally known as the Booker-McConnell Prize, after the company Booker-McConnell began sponsoring the event in 1968 ; it became commonly known as the " Booker Prize " or simply " the Booker.
" When administration of the prize was transferred to the Booker Prize Foundation in 2002, the title sponsor became the investment company Man Group, which opted to retain " Booker " as part of the official title of the prize.
The foundation is an independent registered charity funded by the entire profits of Booker Prize Trading Ltd., of which it is the sole shareholder.
The prize money awarded with the Booker Prize was originally £ 21, 000, and was subsequently raised to £ 50, 000 in 2002 under the sponsorship of the Man Group, making it one of the world's richest literary prizes.
The rules of the Booker changed in 1971 ; previously, it had been awarded retrospectively to books published prior to the year in which the award was given.
In 1971 the year of eligibility was changed to the same as the year of the award ; in effect, this meant that books published in 1970 were not considered for the Booker in either year.
The Booker Prize Foundation announced in January 2010 the creation of a special award called the " Lost Man Booker Prize ," with the winner chosen from a longlist of 22 novels published in 1970.
Alice Munro has a unique place in Booker Prize history ; The Beggar Maid is the only short story collection to have been shortlisted, doing so in 1980.
In 1972, the winning author John Berger, known for his Marxist worldview, protested during his acceptance speech against Booker McConnell.
The selection process for the winner of the prize commences with the formation of an advisory committee which includes an author, two publishers, a literary agent, a bookseller, a librarian, and a chairperson appointed by the Booker Prize Foundation.
A similar prize known as The Best of the Booker was awarded in 2008 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the prize.
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King, Howlin ' Wolf, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. Jones, Al Green, Alex Chilton, Justin Timberlake, Three 6 Mafia, The Sylvers, Jay Reatard and many others.
The vast majority of Stax releases were backed by house bands Booker T and the MGs ( with Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn, and Al Jackson ) and the Memphis Horns ( the splinter horn section of the Mar-Keys ).
All songs written by Glenn Danzig, except " The Hunter " by Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson, Jr., Donald Dunn, Steve Cropper and Carl Wells
Original members of the group were Booker T. Jones ( organ, piano ), Steve Cropper ( guitar ), Lewie Steinberg ( bass ), and Al Jackson, Jr. ( drums ).
In summer 1962, seventeen-year-old keyboardist Booker T. Jones, twenty-year-old guitarist Steve Cropper, bass player Lewie Steinberg, and Al Jackson Jr., a drummer making his debut with the company, were in the Memphis studio to back up former Sun Records star Billy Lee Riley.
Though it's often assumed that Booker T. Jones played on all the above session work, in the mid-1960s Jones was often studying music full-time at Indiana University.
In 1969, Duck Dunn and Booker T. Jones, in particular, had become enamored with The Beatles, especially their work on Abbey Road.
The night before the gig, Booker T. Jones came down with food poisoning, so Paul Shaffer stepped in at the last minute.
Notable performers include James Booker, Duke Ellington, Kermit Ruffins, King Oliver, Jerry Reed, Artie Shaw, Lead Belly, Big Mama Thornton, Jack Teagarden, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Cassandra Wilson, Stan Kenton, Josh White, Lou Rawls, Bobby Bland, Ramblin ' Jack Elliott, Doc Watson, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Van Ronk, " Spider " John Koerner, Janis Joplin, The Doors, Paul Butterfield, The Animals, The Standells, and more recently The White Stripes, the Stray Cats, the Tarbox Ramblers, Snooks Eaglin, Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, and Tom Jones with Jools Holland.
In February 2012, Trombone Shorty and Booker T. Jones performed an instrumental version as the opening number of the " Red, White, and Blues " concert at the White House.
Avant signed Withers to a record deal and assigned Booker T. Jones to produce Withers ' first album.