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

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

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by Booker T. & the MG's
     
 

Somewhat confusingly, this disc is titled identically to a CD on Atlantic that concentrates on their earlier material. This 17-cut disc draws from 1967-1971, and includes three of their four Top 20 pop hits: "Soul Limbo," "Hang 'em High," and "Time Is Tight." This perhaps lacks a bit of the edge of their mid-'60s recordings, concentrating on loping, relaxed grooves… See more details below

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Somewhat confusingly, this disc is titled identically to a CD on Atlantic that concentrates on their earlier material. This 17-cut disc draws from 1967-1971, and includes three of their four Top 20 pop hits: "Soul Limbo," "Hang 'em High," and "Time Is Tight." This perhaps lacks a bit of the edge of their mid-'60s recordings, concentrating on loping, relaxed grooves more than biting, incisive chops. The standard remains pretty high, though, with the interplay between Steve Cropper's guitar, Booker T. Jones' organ, and the rhythm section never less than telepathic. Most of the material is original, but even on the covers of period pop hits -- including unlikely versions of "Something," "Eleanor Rigby," and "Mrs. Robinson" -- the group is soulful and tight. This is perhaps better music for background and party listening than anything else, but within those confines it's quite good.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Fantasy
UPC:
0025218300421
catalogNumber:
60004
Rank:
10572

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Booker T. & the MG's   Primary Artist
Steve Cropper   Guitar
Charles "Packy" Axton   Tenor Saxophone
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet
Booker T. Jones   Organ
Lewis Steinberg   Bass
Al Jackson   Drums

Technical Credits

William Bell   Composer
Booker T. & the MG's   Producer
Steve Cropper   Composer,Contributor
Jim Morrison   Composer
Ray Manzarek   Composer
John Densmore   Composer
Homer Banks   Composer
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Composer,Contributor
Lee Hildebrand   Liner Notes
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Composer,Contributor
Bob Porter   Producer
Al Jackson   Composer
Sue C. Clark   Liner Notes
Raymond Jackson   Composer
Ian Wright   Illustrations
Bettye Crutcher   Composer
Jesse James   Composer
Tom Size   Remastering
Robby Krieger   Composer

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