Booker T. & The Roots cover Lauryn Hill (Video)



Photo: Michael Weintrob / Shorefire exclusively released a video (below) of the legendary Booker T Jones and the Roots in the studio covering Lauryn Hill’s "Everything is Everything." It has the trappings of being an instant classic with listeners.

The song appears on Booker T’s forthcoming album The Road from Memphis with the Roots and other guests, including Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, Matt Berninger of the National, Sharon Jones and Lou Reed. The album drops May 10 on Anti- Records.

A three time GRAMMY winner, the 66 year old Hammond B3 legend has backed the greats of the greats. Born in Memphis, Jones quickly found a home at the legendary STAX Records by simply hanging around the studio enough until he was finally hired. Throughout his tenure, he has played with the likes of Otis Redding and Eddie Floyd–as a teenager. His accolades are vast, but with this upcoming release, the prowess of those that have shown up to back him speaks for itself.  For more on Booker T, log on to