Al Jackson Jr.

bolweevil

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Al Jackson Jr. is becoming one of my favorite drummers. The guitar player in my new band is really into the Stax records sounds, and when I was studying up on the song below (one of the covers we're doing) I realized Al Jackson played on so many songs that I always liked. The drum part in 'Hold On' is so relentlessly grooving--you can hear the roots of future RnB and rap beats. So killer. Every time I use the search function on this site it seems unproductive, so I thought I'd start an Al Jackson appreciation thread. Any info, songs, etc. is appreciated. I know about the Booker T and MGs stuff but Jackson did a lot of drumming in his relatively short time.

 

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He is great to study. Was always so telling of his style, when he stayed on the ride and snare the entire song for Green Onions. I don't think he deviates once. Drums on Wilson Pickett records had Roger Hawkins too, but this here's a great one with Al.
 

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AJ Jr is one of my favorite drummers, and he plays on one of my all-time favorite covers:
 


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