Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Mid-Week Song

Continuing with our occasional retrospective of instrumentals from the '60s, Memphis-based rhythm and blues band Booker T. & The MG's were once the studio band for Stax Records, often playing backup on recordings for stars like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and Albert King. The 4-member band included such legendary musicians as guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist "Duck" Dunn. Their gifted leader, keyboardist, Booker T. Jones, was only 17 when he composed the group's 1962 hit single, "Green Onions." Through the years since, the evergreen song's been featured on movie soundtracks and in other media. Enjoy.


Czippy l'Shimpe said...

Love Booker T. & The MG's. My all time favourite song is "Time is Tight". It came on in my car ride just this morning, and it still holds up.

Hackwhackers said...

Czippy -- Good taste in music!