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Booker T & the MG's

Booker T & the MG’s - band/ensemble

There are few instrumental songs that have the instant recognition factor, combined with enduring popularity as the 1962 classic hit “Green Onions,” by Booker T & the MG’s.

As the house rhythm section at Stax Records, Booker T. & the MGs all but single-handedly shaped the course of Southern soul music in the Sixties. Besides providing solid, consistently creative backing for the Memphis label’s legion of great soul singers as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave, and bluesman Albert King, whom they backed on his 1967 classic “Born Under A Bad Sign” The quartet created a body of instrumental recordings that defined the genre and era.

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James Brown James Brown
Jimmy McGriff Jimmy McGriff
organ, Hammond B3
Albert King Albert King
guitar, electric
Otis Redding Otis Redding
Isaac Hayes Isaac Hayes
Johnnie Taylor Johnnie Taylor
The Meters The Meters