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Booker T & The MG's - Complete Stax Singles Vol 1 (1962-67) Ltd 2 LP set on blue vinyl

Booker T & The MG's - Complete Stax Singles Vol 1 (1962-67) Ltd 2 LP set on blue vinyl

$ 39.99

Artist: Booker T & The MG's |  Label: Real Gone |  Format: 2xLP   |  Genre: Soul / Funk / R&B | LP condition: Mint | Jacket condition: Sealed

Booker T & The MG's
The Complete Stax Singles Vol 1 (1962-67)
Super limited 2 LP set on Blue Vinyl!
With apologies to groups like The Meters, Bar-Kays, and Average White Band, when it comes to all-time great instrumental R&B bands, for most folks Booker T. & the MG’s represent the gold standard. And with good reason…or, actually reasons! First of all, as the house band of the hallowed Stax label, The MG’s pretty much invented the sound of Southern soul, playing on records by everybody from Otis Redding to Wilson Pickett to Carla Thomas. Second, on their own as Booker T & the MG’s, they came up with some of the most indelible instrumental jams of all time, including—but by no means limited to!—“Green Onions.” And, third, each member of the band was an absolute monster on their instrument, to this day revered and copied by untold numbers of musicians. Indeed, by the time the mid ‘60s rolled around, bands on both sides of the Atlantic wanted to sound like Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Al Jackson, Jr, and Lewie Steinberg (replaced about halfway through this collection by the great Donald “Duck” Dunn). And what was that sound? Well, a typical MG’s tune started from the bottom-up, resting on the rock-solid drumbeat of Jackson and the in-the-pocket bass work of Steinberg and, later, Dunn, over which keyboardist Jones and guitarist Cropper traded slinky and/or stinging licks. But these cats weren’t just riff-happy groove masters; Jones basically codified the classic Hammond organ sound and Cropper’s guitar tone remains the Holy Grail of anyone who’s ever picked up a Fender Telecaster. Together, they recorded 49 single sides for Stax under the name of Booker T. & the MG’s, and you’ll find the first 29 (yes, 29!) of ‘em right here, released as a double-LP pressed on blue vinyl and limited to 1000 copies. As with all of our singles collections, we have very carefully vetted these songs to make sure they are the correct mono single versions, with mastering by Dan Hersch at d2 Mastering, and tape research and sourcing by Mike Johnson and Aaron Kannowski with help from Bill Inglot. Ed Osborne has contributed detailed notes and discographical information, too, and the set’s produced by Real Gone’s own Gordon Anderson. As for the music, it pretty much speaks for itself: 29 songs, 15 of which reached the charts, including, along with “Green Onions,” such classics as “Boot-Leg,” “Hip Hug-Her,” and “My Sweet Potato.” Get ready to get into the groove and stay there for a nice, long while!
Songs are; 

Green Onions
Behave Yourself
Jellybread
Aw' Mercy
Home Grown
Big Train
Chinese Checkers
Plum-Nellie
Fannie Mae
Mo-Onions
Tic-Tac-Toe
Soul Dressing
MG Party
Can't Be Still
Terrible Thing
Boot-Leg
Outrage
Be My Lady
Red Beans and Rice
My Sweet Potato
Booker-Loo
Jingle Bells 
Winter Wonderland
Hip Hug-Her
Summertime
Groovin' 
Slim Jenkins' Place
Winter Snow
Siler Bells

NEW SEALED 2 LP set on super limited blue vinyl


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