1980 Booker T Jones – The Best Of You

The Best Of You is the third solo album by Booker T Jones, released in 1980.

The Booker T. Jones song “The Best Of You” was given a new audience in 1991 when the song was covered by English singer Kenny Thomas, titled “Best of You”, from his debut album Voices. The Thomas version reached No. 11 in the UK and also charted in Ireland, the Netherlands, France, Germany and New Zealand


1  You Got Me Spinnin’ (Booker T Jones) 04:00
2  The Best Of You (Booker T Jones) 05:23
3  Cookie (Booker T Jones) 02:41
4  Pride And Joy (Booker T Jones) 04:44
5  Down To The Wire (Booker T Jones; Lenny Macaluso; Pat Summerson) 05:28
6  Stand (Sylvester Stewart) 04:35
7  We Could Stay Together (Booker T Jones) 04:45
8  Will You Be The One (Booker T Jones; Mary Unobsky) 03:31


BassDennis Belfield
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarMichael Sembello
KeyboardsBooker T Jones
KeyboardsDon Freeman
KeyboardsMike Utley
VocalsDonny Gerrard
VocalsLuther Waters
VocalsOren Waters

Other Musicians

3 Cookie

SaxRichie Cannata

6 Stand

DrumsRaymond Pounds

7 We Could Stay Together

Background VocalsRita Coolidge

Liner Notes

Producer – Booker T Jones, David Anderle
Co-producer – Ellen Vogt
Arranged By – Booker T Jones
Conductor (Strings, Horns) – Jules Chaikin
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Mixed By – David Anderle, Peggy McCreary
Recorded By – Peggy McCreary

Art Direction – Chuck Beeson
Photography By – Gary Heery

Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Mixed At Sunset Sound
Recorded At Sunset Sound
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