Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

Nelson: From Stax to the White House, Booker T. Jones embodies Memphis soul

By Updated: November 12, 2019 2:57 PM CT | Published: November 12, 2019 4:05 AM CT Subscribers Only
<strong>Booker T. Jones signs his new memoir, &ldquo;Time Is Tight: My Life, Note by Note,&rdquo; at Stax Museum in Memphis on Nov. 1.</strong> (Karen Pulfer Focht/Special to the Daily Memphian)

Booker T. Jones signs his new memoir, “Time Is Tight: My Life, Note by Note,” at Stax Museum in Memphis on Nov. 1. (Karen Pulfer Focht/Special to the Daily Memphian)

When his song “Green Onions” was racing up the charts, Booker T. Jones was a freshman at Indiana University Music School, coming home every weekend so the MG's could seize the moment by recording an album. 

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