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The Stax Story (part 4): Al Jackson

Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, December 1967

BORN NOVEMBER 27, 1935, in Memphis, Tennessee, Al studied drums in high school, and played with his father's band until he formed his own nine-piece band. He is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. Several years later he received an offer to play with the Jazz Prophets, but was reluctant because jazz was a new field for him. However, he accepted the offer and liked it. He was also on the road with Roy Milton a year, and when he returned, was offered a position with Stax Records and Booker T. & The MG's.

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