iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from The Best of Booker T. & the MGs (Remastered) by Booker T. & The M.G.'s, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

The Best of Booker T. & the MGs (Remastered)

Booker T. & The M.G.'s

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

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.

Customer Reviews

The Best of Booker T and The MGs

fantastic!

Good album but....

Is it just me or is green onions not on this album? I went through the track listing a couple times and I can't find it. Hang em High is still great though.

Great music

Makers of the famous Green Onions in the 60's. (3 versions are in the top played list at the top) Also one of the first mixed black/white bands, a big milestone.

Biography

Formed: 1962 in Memphis, TN

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '90s, '10s

As the house band at Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, Booker T. & the MG's may have been the single greatest factor in the lasting value of that label's soul music, not to mention Southern soul as a whole. Their tight, impeccable grooves could be heard on classic hits by Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas, Albert King, and Sam & Dave, and for that reason alone, they would deserve their subsequent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. But in addition to their formidable...
Full Bio

Become a fan of the iTunes and App Store pages on Facebook for exclusive offers, the inside scoop on new apps and more.