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Very Best of Booker T. and the MG's [Stax]
     

The Very Best of Booker T. and the MG's [Stax]

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by Booker T. & the MG's
 
It's impossible to imagine Southern soul existing at all without the powerful input of Booker T. & the MG's, one of the grittiest and most precise rhythm sections in the history of pop music. The MGs were the house band for Stax Records and its imprints Volt and Chalice, and played on virtually everything the label released, backing Otis

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The Very Best of Booker T. and the MG's [Stax] 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
This compilation kicks off with the unmistakable riffs of Green Onions and just goes on from there. I was struck by the economical playing of Jones and Cropper and the rhythms of Dunn and Jackson. Jam bands like Dave Matthews and Phish should take a hint from the finale, Melting Pot, that stretches out for eight minutes without a wasted note. Instrumental music like this just doesn't happen any more.
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joaquin824 More than 1 year ago
Here on one disc is an excellent introduction to a great band. It has the his and shows the variety of the music they played. I bought it after seeing a film of a superb performance of the group playing "Time is Tight" on TV. A favorite on this album: "Melting Pot" -- funky soul and rhythm.