Green Onions as performed by Booker T. and the MGs (1962)

BookerT. & TheMGs – GreenOnions

Here is the entire song, as released, in pristine condition for your listening and dancing pleasure. This was one of those records that I used to play and practice my “moves” to as a kid.

Booker T. Jones began working at Stax Records in Memphis as a saxophonist in 1960. In 1962 Booker T. and the MGs were formed as the house band for Stax-Volt Records. Steve Cropper and Donald Dunn, who had been members of the Mar-Keys, played on the groups’ 1961 instrumental hit “Last Night.” Dunn remained with the Mar-Keys until 1964 when he replaced the group’s original bassist Lee Steinberg. In the early ’60s, Booker T. and the MGs provided the instrumental backing for Carla Thomas (“Gee Whiz”) and her father Rufus Thomas (“Walkin’ the Dog:). The reputation as a band in their own right was established in 1962 with their instrumental hit “Green Onions.”

Excerpted from this article here.

Booker T. Jones’ birthday is today. Happy Birthday Mr. Jones and thanks for the music.

Mr. Jones’ official site is here.

As always thanks for stopping by.


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