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The Best of Booker T & the MGs
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Album: The Best of Booker T & the MGs
# Song Title   Time
1)    Green Onions More Info...
2)    Mo' Onions More Info...
3)    Jellybread More Info...
4)    Tic-Tac-Toe More Info...
5)    Soul Dressing More Info...
6)    Terrible Thing More Info...
7)    Can't Be Still More Info...
8)    Boot-Leg More Info...
9)    Summertime More Info...
10)    Be My Lady More Info...
11)    Red Beans And Rice More Info...
12)    My Sweet Potato More Info...
13)    Booker-Loo More Info...
14)    Hip Hug-Her More Info...
15)    Slim Jenkins' Place More Info...
16)    Groovin' More Info...
 

Album: The Best of Booker T & the MGs
# Song Title   Time
1)    Green Onions More Info...
2)    Mo' Onions More Info...
3)    Jellybread More Info...
4)    Tic-Tac-Toe More Info...
5)    Soul Dressing More Info...
6)    Terrible Thing More Info...
7)    Can't Be Still More Info...
8)    Boot-Leg More Info...
9)    Summertime More Info...
10)    Be My Lady More Info...
11)    Red Beans And Rice More Info...
12)    My Sweet Potato More Info...
13)    Booker-Loo More Info...
14)    Hip Hug-Her More Info...
15)    Slim Jenkins' Place More Info...
16)    Groovin' More Info...
 
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Tracks

1. Green Onions

2. Mo' Onions

3. Jellybread

4. Tic-Tac-Toe

5. Soul Dressing

6. Terrible Thing

7. Can't Be Still

8. Boot-Leg

9. Summertime

10. Be My Lady

11. Red Beans And Rice

12. My Sweet Potato

13. Booker Loo

14. Hip Hug-Her

15. Slim Jenkin's Place

16. Groovin

Performer Notes
  • Booker T & The MG's: Booker T. Jones (keyboards); Steve Cropper (guitar); Lewis Steinberg, Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass); Al Jackson (drums).
  • Additional personnel: Wayne Jackson (trumpet); Charles Axton (tenor saxophone.
  • Personnel: Booker T. Jones (guitar, keyboards); Charles "Packy" Axton (tenor saxophone); Wayne Jackson (trumpet).
  • Liner Note Author: Sue C. Clark.
  • Unknown Contributor Role: Booker T. Jones.
  • One of the finest soul instrumental bands ever, Booker T. and The MGs were originally employed as the house band at Stax Records. Their widely imitated guitar/bass/drum/organ groove (a formula they essentially invented) propelled legendary tracks by the likes of Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, and Otis Redding. In addition to helping develop and pioneer the Memphis sound as a back-up band, the MG's also released original material to great commercial success. Those records have, over time, become classics in their own right.
  • This impeccable Atlantic compilation features all of the band's singles up to 1968 (the early Stax catalogue went to Atlantic, the later to Fantasy Records--see Fantasy's BEST OF collection for the MGs' later hits). Arguably, the band's finest material is here: the slinky, minor key jam of "Soul Dressing," the propulsive drive of "Can't Be Still" the loping funk of "Hip Hug-Her" and, of course, "Green Onions," possibly the most grooving song in history. Bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn and drummer Al Jackson's in-the-pocket rhythm, Steve Cropper's stinging guitar lines and Booker T. Jones' swelling, funk organ combine to create a sound that still seems as fresh today as it did in the early '60s.
Professional Reviews
Q (7/93, p.104) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...the almost definitive BEST OF (no `Time Is Tight' unfortunately) is almost irresistible. Hats off once again to Al Jackson, Booker T., Duck Dunn and Steve Cropper, wizards, architects and curators of the finest soul music..."
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