Memphis Soul Beat

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Mar-Keys were the first house band for Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton's legendary Stax Records label, and the band, which included guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn, began the Memphis template that would lead to the golden age of soul. Cropper and Dunn moved over to Stax's other, later house band, Booker T. & the MG's, in 1962, and the road to soul was pretty much sealed. This two-disc set combines three albums, the Mar-Keys' Last Night from 1961 and Do the Pop-Eye with the Mar-Keys from 1962 and Booker T. & the MG's' iconic Green Onions from 1962, and adds in era singles from both bands (plus one by the Triumphs), resulting in a neat ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Mar-Keys were the first house band for Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton's legendary Stax Records label, and the band, which included guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn, began the Memphis template that would lead to the golden age of soul. Cropper and Dunn moved over to Stax's other, later house band, Booker T. & the MG's, in 1962, and the road to soul was pretty much sealed. This two-disc set combines three albums, the Mar-Keys' Last Night from 1961 and Do the Pop-Eye with the Mar-Keys from 1962 and Booker T. & the MG's' iconic Green Onions from 1962, and adds in era singles from both bands (plus one by the Triumphs), resulting in a neat survey of how the Stax instrumental sound evolved.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/9/2013
  • Label: Jasmine Music
  • UPC: 604988075823
  • Catalog Number: 8807582
  • Sales rank: 179,893

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Last Night (2:55)
  2. 2 Night Before (2:23)
  3. 3 Morning After (2:19)
  4. 4 Diana (2:03)
  5. 5 Burnt Biscuits - The Triumphs (1:59)
  6. 6 About Noon (2:50)
  7. 7 Sack-O-Woe (2:48)
  8. 8 Foxy (2:16)
  9. 9 One Degree North (2:30)
  10. 10 Pop Eye Stroll (2:50)
  11. 11 Po' Dunk (2:28)
  12. 12 Whot's Happenin' (2:29)
  13. 13 You Got It (2:13)
  14. 14 Green Onions - Booker T. & the MG's (2:54)
  15. 15 Behave Yourself - Booker T. & the MG's (3:53)
  16. 16 Jellybread - Booker T. & the MG's (2:29)
  17. 17 All Right Ok You Win (2:34)
  18. 18 Sticks and Stones (2:06)
  19. 19 Misty (2:45)
  20. 20 Hold It (2:20)
  21. 21 Ebb Tide (4:08)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Wimp-Burger (2:41)
  2. 2 Straight From the Can (2:10)
  3. 3 'Cause I Love You (2:48)
  4. 4 Squint Eye (2:09)
  5. 5 Pop-Eye Rider (2:36)
  6. 6 It's Gonna Work Out Fine (2:48)
  7. 7 Sit Still (2:24)
  8. 8 Too Pooped to Pop-Eye (2:52)
  9. 9 Sweet-P Crawl (2:23)
  10. 10 Muscles a Comin' (2:39)
  11. 11 Sailor Man Waltz (3:08)
  12. 12 Rinky Dink - Booker T. & the MG's (2:41)
  13. 13 I Got a Woman - Booker T. & the MG's (3:33)
  14. 14 Mo' Onions - Booker T. & the MG's (2:55)
  15. 15 Twist and Shout - Booker T. & the MG's (2:11)
  16. 16 Stranger On the Shore - Booker T. & the MG's (2:21)
  17. 17 Lonely Avenue - Booker T. & the MG's (3:24)
  18. 18 One Who Really Loves You - Booker T. & the MG's (2:24)
  19. 19 I Can't Sit Down - Booker T. & the MG's (2:50)
  20. 20 A Woman a Lover a Friend - Booker T. & the MG's (2:32)
  21. 21 Comin' Home Baby - Booker T. & the MG's (3:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Mar-Keys Primary Artist
Steve Cropper Guitar
Charles "Packy" Axton Tenor Saxophone
Gilbert Caples Tenor Saxophone
Donald "Duck" Dunn Bass
Howard Grimes Drums
Wayne Jackson Trumpet
Booker T. Jones Organ
Chips Moman Guitar
Floyd Newman Baritone Saxophone
Lewis Steinberg Bass
Marvell Thomas Organ, Piano
Al Jackson Jr. Drums
Curtis Green Drums
Jerry "Smootchy" Smith Keyboards
Technical Credits
Paul Anka Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
Acker Bilk Composer
Dave "Baby" Cortez Composer
Charles "Packy" Axton Composer
Nick Charles Producer
Booker T. Jones Composer
The Mar-Keys Composer
Phil Medley Composer
Chips Moman Arranger, Producer
Doc Pomus Composer
Lewis Steinberg Composer
Jim Stewart Producer
Al Jackson Jr. Composer
Bert Russell Composer
Sidney Wyche Composer
Winley Composer
Bob Fisher Liner Notes, Annotation
Adderley Composer
William "Smokey" Robinson Composer
Upchurch Composer
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