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Booker T. & the MG's

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Biography

Booker T. & the M.G.'s is an instrumental rhythm & blues band that was influential in shaping the sound of Southern soul and Memphis soul. The original members of the group were Booker T. Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Lewie Steinberg (bass), and Al Jackson, Jr. (drums). In the 1960s, as members of the house band of Stax Records, they played on hundreds of recordings by artists such as Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Johnnie Taylor and Albert King. They also released instrumental records under their own name, of which the best known is the 1962 hit single "Green Onions". As originators of the unique Stax sound, the group was one of the most prolific, respected, and imitated of its era. By the mid-1960s, bands on both sides of the Atlantic were trying to sound like Booker T. & the M.G.'s.

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    All right people, the rest of the hard working
    All star blues brothers are gonna be out here in a minute
    Including my little brother Jake
    But right now, I'd like to talk a little bit about thi
    E you're hearing this is of course the green onions tune
    Green Onions  -  1,423,551 plays
  2. Time is Tight  -  234,783 plays
  3. Green Onions (45 version)  -  110,731 plays
  4. Melting Pot  -  135,338 plays
  5. Mo' Onions  -  126,472 plays
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