“Green Onions” by Booker T. and The M.G.’s - album review

TJR says

The Stax house band, led by the seventeen-year-old keyboardist Booker T. Jones, set their stall out nice and early with this one, an all-instrumental LP of soulful R n B, released late in 1962. Somewhat fittingly, it was also the first LP proper on Stax (S-701). The title-track had been a smash hit just a couple of months earlier, and the album introduced a ’sequel’ in the shape of “Mo’ Onions”. These two and “Behave Yourself” were the three compositions by the group themselves – and they were the three really worthwhile moments on the record. Elsewhere, there are 9 cover versions (with mixed results), all sourced from the 1954-1961 period. All in all, a neat debut from the original 2-Tone 4-piece…

The Jukebox Rebel
02-Jan-2010

A1 [02:57] 9.7.png Booker T. and The M.G.’s - Green Onions (Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, Lewie Steinberg, Al Jackson Jr.) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A2 [02:41] 6.5.png Booker T. and The M.G.’s - Rinky Dink (Paul Winley, David Clowney) Pop
A3 [03:35] 5.9.png Booker T. and The M.G.’s - I Got A Woman (Ray Charles Robinson, Renald J. Richard) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [02:56] 8.4.png Booker T. and The M.G.’s - Mo’ Onions (Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, Lewie Steinberg, Al Jackson Jr.) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [02:13] 5.6.png Booker T. and The M.G.’s - Twist And Shout (Phil Medley, Bert Russell) Pop
A6 [03:55] 7.2.png Booker T. and The M.G.’s - Behave Yourself (Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, Lewie Steinberg, Al Jackson Jr.) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [02:22] 4.7.png Booker T. and The M.G.’s - Stranger On The Shore (Acker Bilk) Orchestra Dance
B2 [03:30] 6.6.png Booker T. and The M.G.’s - Lonely Avenue (Doc Pomus) Soul Ballad
B3 [02:26] 6.3.png Booker T. and The M.G.’s - One Who Really Loves You (William Robinson) Soul
B4 [02:50] 5.5.png Booker T. and The M.G.’s - You Can’t Sit Down (Kal Mann) Soul
B5 [02:33] 6.8.png Booker T. and The M.G.’s - A Woman, A Lover, A Friend (Sydney Wyche) Soul Ballad
B6 [03:11] 7.0.png Booker T. and The M.G.’s - Comin’ Home Baby (Ben Tucker) Blues / Rhythm n Blues




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