– Bob Dylan
“As joyful to read as Booker’s music is to listen to.”
– Willie Nelson
“Beautiful… Engaging, unforgettable and deeply creative.”
– Sinead O’Connor
“As I approach my 75th birthday, I’m honored to share my new memoir, “Time is Tight,” is available for preorder and will be released on October 29th. Thank you to @littlebrown for helping me to tell my story.”
– Booker T. Jones
Nearly five decades later, Jones’s influence continues to help define the music industry, but only now is he ready to tell his remarkable life story. Time is Tight is the deeply moving account of how Jones balanced the brutality of the segregationist South with the loving support of his family and community, all while transforming a burgeoning studio into a musical mecca.
Culminating with a definitive account into the inner workings of the Stax label, as well as a fascinating portrait of working with many of the era’s most legendary performers-Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and Tom Jones, among them-this extraordinary memoir promises to become a landmark moment in the history of Southern Soul.