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Green Onions + Soul Dressing

Booker T. & The MGs

Green Onions + Soul Dressing

Booker T. & The MGs

Green Onions + Soul Dressing

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 02/03/2015 Cat#: EDSA5037 • Barcode: 740155503734 • Genre: Blues, R&B and Soul

Track Listing

  1. Green Onions
  2. Rinky Dink
  3. I Got A Woman
  4. Mo’ Onions
  5. Twist And Shout
  6. Behave Yourself
  7. Stranger On the Shore
  8. Lonely Avenue
  9. The One Who Really Loves You
  10. You Can’t Sit Down
  11. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
  12. Comin’ Home Baby
  13. Soul Dressing
  14. Tic-Tac-Toe
  15. Big Train (My Babe)
  16. Jelly Bread
  17. Aw’ Mercy
  18. Outrage
  19. Night Owl Walk
  20. Chinese Checkers
  21. Home Grown
  22. Mercy, Mercy
  23. Plum-Nellie
  24. Can’t Be Still
  25. MG Party
  26. Terrible Thing
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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 first volume brings together the group’s first two albums, “Green Onions” and “Soul Dressing” from 1962 and 1965 respectively, with two non-album tracks. The booklet is extensively annotated by Tony Rounce.