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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This two-disc, 30-track release documents the key years of one of the most important instrumental groups in the history of pop, Booker T. & the MG's. Serving as the house band at Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, they backed soul greats Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, and Otis Redding, among others, and beginning in 1963, when the MG's scored a huge hit with the infectious and joyful "Green Onions," they became a front-end draw in their own right. "Green Onions" is here, along with other timeless instrumental gems like "Soul Dressing," "Time Is Tight," and the soul-jazz version of George Harrison's "Something" from the 1970 MG's LP McLemore Avenue, itself a ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This two-disc, 30-track release documents the key years of one of the most important instrumental groups in the history of pop, Booker T. & the MG's. Serving as the house band at Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, they backed soul greats Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, and Otis Redding, among others, and beginning in 1963, when the MG's scored a huge hit with the infectious and joyful "Green Onions," they became a front-end draw in their own right. "Green Onions" is here, along with other timeless instrumental gems like "Soul Dressing," "Time Is Tight," and the soul-jazz version of George Harrison's "Something" from the 1970 MG's LP McLemore Avenue, itself a fascinating tribute to the Beatles' Abbey Road. Here's the thing: you can't go wrong with the MG's.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/11/2006
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 081227766023
  • Catalog Number: 77660

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Green Onions (2:56)
  2. 2 Behave Yourself (3:54)
  3. 3 Jellybread (2:31)
  4. 4 Home Grown (3:13)
  5. 5 Chinese Checkers (2:27)
  6. 6 Mo' Onions (2:56)
  7. 7 Tic-Tac-Toe (2:34)
  8. 8 Soul Dressing (2:58)
  9. 9 Can't Be Still (2:01)
  10. 10 Terrible Thing (2:35)
  11. 11 Boot-Leg (2:05)
  12. 12 Outrage (2:38)
  13. 13 Be My Lady (2:35)
  14. 14 Summertime (4:41)
  15. 15 Jingle Bells (2:37)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hip Hug-Her (2:26)
  2. 2 My Sweet Potato (2:46)
  3. 3 Booker-Loo (2:29)
  4. 4 Groovin' (2:45)
  5. 5 Slim Jenkins' Place (2:30)
  6. 6 Soul Sanction (2:37)
  7. 7 Pigmy (3:57)
  8. 8 Red Beans and Rice (2:01)
  9. 9 Soul-Limbo (2:26)
  10. 10 Hang 'Em High (3:55)
  11. 11 Time Is Tight (3:15)
  12. 12 Mrs. Robinson (3:42)
  13. 13 Slum Baby (2:41)
  14. 14 Something (4:10)
  15. 15 Melting Pot (3:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Booker T. & the MG's Primary Artist
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
George Harrison Composer
Paul Simon Composer
Mel Brown Composer
Dominic Frontiere Composer
Billy Larkin Composer
Charles "Packy" Axton Composer
Homer Banks Composer
Eddie Brigati Composer
Felix Cavaliere Composer
Donald "Duck" Dunn Composer
Isaac Hayes Composer
Dan Hersch Remastering
Bill Inglot Remastering
Booker T. Jones Composer
Lewis Steinberg Composer
Jim Stewart Audio Production
Al Jackson Jr. Composer
Dave Schultz Remastering
Bettye Crutcher Composer
DuBose Heyward Composer
Henry Swarn Composer
Dirk Silk Discographical Annotation
William Allan Composer
James Pierpont Composer
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