The Best of Booker T. & the MGs (Remastered)
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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.
The Best of Booker T and The MGs
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.
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.
Formed: 1962 in Memphis, TN
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '90s, '10s
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||Green Onions||The Best of Booker T & The MGs||2:54||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Green Onions||Green Onions||2:56||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Time Is Tight||The Best of Booker T. & the MGs (Remastered)||4:56||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Green Onions (Single Version)||The Very Best of Booker T. & the MG's||2:53||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Time Is Tight (Single Version)||The Very Best of Booker T. & the MG's||4:59||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Hang 'Em High||The Very Best of Booker T. & the MG's||3:57||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Melting Pot||The Best of Booker T. & the MGs (Remastered)||8:14||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Hip Hug-Her||The Best of Booker T & The MGs||2:27||$0.99||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|