When Booker T. & The MG's hit the pop charts in 1962 with the laid-back, deep-grooved, soulful sounds of "Green Onions" they would create the road map for the enormously successful, Memphis-based Stax Sound that would captivate the entire world for the rest of the decade. Keyboardist supreme Booker T. Jones, guitarist Steve Cropper, bassist Duck Dunn and drummer Al Jackson also served as the house band for the Stax label whose roster included such soul legends as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Albert King, Eddie Floyd and Carla Thomas. Universally admired, the sound forged by Booker T. & The MG's remains as timely today as when it was first created.
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Booker T. & the MGs - And Now! LP
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    And Now!, Booker T. & the MG’s third album, marked a major change in the band’s lineup with Donald “Duck” Dunn replacing Lewie Steinberg on bass. The addition of Dunn’s funkier style is in full evidence on tracks like “In the Midnight Hour” and “Think,” the latter song also featuring blistering Telecaster licks from six-string stalwart Steve Cropper. The balance of the album includes original songs , like Top Twenty R&B single “My Sweet Potato,” and current chart hits, done in that inimitable...

    Booker T. & the MGs - Green Onions LP
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      Propelled by Booker T. Jones' smoky organ and the funky guitar bursts of Steve Cropper, "Green Onions"—the first chart-topper by Booker T. & The MG's—slithered across the 1962 airwaves, followed immediately by an album every bit as savory. Hot on the heels of that first MG's smash, here's a second helping, "Mo' Onions," as well as the exquisite pop delights of "Stranger On The Shore" and the unsurpassed after-hours smolder of "Behave Yourself."The original Green Onions LP by the peerless...

      Booker T. & the MGs - Hip Hug-Her LP
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      Item #: LP 5080 -

      Booker T. & The MG's smoked the charts once again in 1967 with the fabulously slinky "Hip Hug-Her"—just like they'd never left. As house band for Memphis' Stax Records, backing Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and Wilson Pickett, the MG's had written the book on instrumental soul music, and the Hip Hug-Her album impeccably testifies to the greatness of Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn and Alvin Jackson. The MG's versions of the Young Rascals' "Groovin'" and Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" were so...

      Booker T. & the MGs - In The Christmas Spirit LP
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      Item #: LP 5053 -

        VinylBooker T. & the MG's � the heart, soul and pulse of Stax Records � cut their incredible holiday album, In the Christmas Spirit in mid-1966. With their unique, soulful groove, Jones, Cropper, Dunn and Jackson interpret 12 holiday classics, infusing each and every track with funk, taste and style. Just listen to that chiming organ, that pulsing bass, that ringing guitar�and is that 12 drummers drumming? No, it�s just Al Jackson, the man with a beat so big that the elves can hear it all the...

        Booker T. & the MGs - Soul Dressing LP
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        Item #: LP 5042 -

          Following up their smash debut album Green Onions, 1965’s Soul Dressing keeps the MG’s party going in fine fashion. From the first smack of Al Jackson’s crisp-as-a-potato-chip snare attack, the groove never lets up on these 12 original tracks. Guitarists will want to pay special attention to Steve Cropper’s aggressive, proto-fuzz/funk Telecastering (as surely, Jimi Hendrix, Ernie Isley and Billy Gibbons were all doing at the time). Add to that mix the cooking organ and high-voltage electric...