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Hip Hug Her…Plus + Doin’ Our Thing

Booker T. & The MGs

Hip Hug Her…Plus + Doin’ Our Thing

Booker T. & The MGs

Hip Hug Her…Plus + Doin’ Our Thing

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 02/03/2015 Cat#: EDSA5038 • Barcode: 740155503833 • Genre: Blues, R&B and Soul

Track Listing

  1. Hip Hug Her
  2. Soul Sanction
  3. Get Ready
  4. More
  5. Double Or Nothing
  6. Carnaby Street
  7. Slim Jenkins’ Joint
  8. Pigmy
  9. Groovin’
  10. Booker’s Notion
  11. Sunny
  12. Summertime [single edit]
  13. Winter Snow
  14. I Can Dig It
  15. Expressway To Your Heart
  16. Doin’ Our Thing
  17. You Don’t Love Me
  18. Never My Love
  19. Exodus
  20. The Beat Goes On
  21. Ode To Billy Joe
  22. Blue On Green
  23. You Keep Me Hangin’ On
  24. Let’s Go Get Stoned
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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 third volume features 1967’s “Hip Hug Her” and 1968’s “Doin’ Their Thing” with two non-album bonus tracks. The booklet is extensively annotated by Tony Rounce.