And Now! + In The Christmas Spirit

Booker T. & The MGs

And Now! + In The Christmas Spirit

Booker T. & The MGs

And Now! + In The Christmas Spirit

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 02/03/2015 Cat#: EDSK7094 • Barcode: 740155709433 • Genre: Blues, R&B and Soul

Track Listing

  1. My Sweet Potato
  2. Jericho
  3. No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s In)
  4. One Mint Julep
  5. In The Midnight Hour
  6. Summertime
  7. Working In The Coal Mine
  8. Don’t Mess Up A Good Thing
  9. Think
  10. Taboo
  11. Soul Jam
  12. Sentimental Journey
  13. Boot Leg
  14. Be My Lady
  15. Red Beans And Rice
  16. Booker-Loo
  1. Jingle Bells
  2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  3. Winter Wonderland
  4. White Christmas
  5. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
  6. Silver Bells
  7. Merry Christmas Baby
  8. Blue Christmas
  9. Sweet Little Jesus Boy
  10. Silent Night
  11. We Three Kings/Oh Come All Ye Faithful (Medley)
  12. We Wish You A Merry Christmas/Auld Lang Syne (Medley)
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About this release

In the 50s, “The Memphis Sound” was the phrase coined to describe the music of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and dozens of other young hopefuls that flocked to former radio engineer Sam C. Phillips’ Sun studio on Union Avenue. But as far as the 60s go, ‘The Memphis Sound’ was owned pretty much by Stax Records, and the great music that poured out of the company’s studio on McLemore Avenue. The blaring horns and tight rhythms that were a feature of almost every Stax record virtually defined southern soul from 1962 to 1967.

And on almost every one of those records, the musical accompaniment was provided by Booker T and the MGs. Between 1962 and 1968 Booker T and the MGs released six albums that – along with a selection of non-album singles – form the core of Edsel’s three volume collection of their complete surviving recordings from that period.

This second volume features their 1966 collection “And Now” with four non-album bonus tracks, plus their excellent holiday offering for 1967 “In The Christmas Spirit”. The booklet is extensively annotated by Tony Rounce.”