The Best of Booker T & The MG's
Booker T. & The M.G.'s
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Compelling, powerful, hypnotic soul
I'm compelled to write a review mostly because it's shameful to let two reviewers set a 3-and-a-half-star bar for some of the most fantastic instrumental soul music ever to come out of Memphis. While best known for "Green Onions," Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson, "Duck" Dunn, and Steve "Colonel" Cropper were the backbone of the studio sound for Stax-Volt Records during the 60's. Booker T. and the MGs almost single-handedly crafted the "Memphis Sound" behind hits by Carla and Rufus Thomas, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, and others. While the Rhino collection is more completist, this is a fine introduction to the Atlantic years and is highly recommended for any music lover.
Without hearing the entire album, I know it rocks.
This is the stuff of legends. Soul does not get better than this.
Formed: 1962 in Memphis, TN
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '90s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by Booker T. & The M.G.'s
||Green Onions||The Best of Booker T & The MG's||2:54||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||Green Onions||Green Onions||2:56||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Time Is Tight||The Best of Booker T. & the MGs||4:56||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Hip Hug-Her||Hip Hug-Her||2:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Hip Hug-Her||The Best of Booker T & The MG's||2:25||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Melting Pot||The Best of Booker T. & the MGs||8:14||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Time Is Tight||Stax Profiles: Booker T. & the M.G.'s||4:57||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Silver Bells (LP Version)||R&B Christmas, Vol. 1 - EP||2:33||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||Summertime||The Best of Booker T & The MG's||4:41||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Behave Yourself||Green Onions||3:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|