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BOOKER T. & THE MG'S


 

BIOGRAPHY

Made of Booker T. Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Lewis Steinberg then Duck Dunn (bass guitar) and Al Jackson Jr (drums), plus Isaac Hayes (piano, organ) on some occasions, they were, along with the Mar-Keys' horns, the backbone of quite every Stax / Volt record in the 60's. Sadly, Al Jackson Jr died in 1975 and could never be replaced. They had numerous hits on their own and still live on through the Blues Brothers Band with Steve and Duck.

 

STAX AND ATLANTIC DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

Volt 102 : Green Onions / Behave Yourself
Stax 127 : Green Onions / Behave Yourself
Stax 131 : Jellybread / Aw' Mercy
Stax 134 : Home Grown / Burnt Biscuits / Big Train (alternate B side)
Stax 137 : Chinese Checkers / Plum Nellie
Stax 142 : Mo' Onions / Tic Tac Toe / Fannie Mae (alternate B side)
Stax 153 : Soul Dressing / MG Party
Stax 161 : Can't Be Still / Terrible Thing
Stax 169 : Boot-Leg / Outrage
Stax 182 : Be My Lady / Red Beans And Rice (studio version)
Stax 196 : My Sweet Potato / Booker-Loo
Stax 203 : Jingle Bells / Winter Wonderland
Stax 211 : Hip Hug-Her / Summertime (edited)
Stax 224 : Groovin' / Slim Jenkin's Place
Stax 236 : Winter Snow / Silver Bells

Stax 0001 : Soul Limbo / Heads Or Tails
Stax 0013 : Hang 'Em High / Over Easy
Stax 0028 : Time Is Tight / Johnny, I Love You
Stax 0037 : Mrs Robinson / Soul Clap 69
Stax 0049 : Slum Baby / Meditation
Stax 0073 : Something / Sunday Sermon
Stax 0082 : Melting Pot / Kinda Easy Like

Stax 0108 : Jamaica This Morning (The MG's) / Fuqawi (w/ Booker T.)
Stax 0169 : Sugarcane / Blackside (The MG's)
Stax 0200 : Neckbone / Breezy


Note: The single Pure Soul 1107 (Hole In The Wall / Go Head On), recorded in Hollywood in 1965 also includes Booker T. & The MG's, along with Magnificent Montague and Charles "Packy" Axton.

Albums

GREEN ONIONS - Stax 701 : Green Onions ; Rinky-Dink ; I Got A Woman ; Mo' Onions ; Twist And Shout ; Behave Yourself ; Stranger On The Shore ; Lonely Avenue ; One Who Really Loves You ; You Can't Sit Down ; A Woman, A Lover, A Friend ; Comin' Home Baby. (reissued on CD)

SOUL DRESSING - Stax 705 : Soul Dressing ; Tic-Tac-Toe ; Big Train ; Jellybread ; Aw' Mercy ; Outrage ; Night Owl Walk ; Chinese Checkers ; Home Grown ; Mercy Mercy ; Plum Nellie ; Can't Be Still. (reissued on CD)

AND NOW ! - Stax 711 : My Sweet Potato ; Jericho ; No Matter What Shape ; One Mint Julep ; In The Midnight Hour ; Summertime (long version) ; Working In The Coal Mine ; Don't Mess Up A Good Thing ; Think ; Taboo ; Soul Jam ; Sentimental Journey. (reissued on CD)

IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT - Stax 713 : Jingle Bells ; Santa Claus Is Coming to Town ; Winter Wonderland ; White Christmas ; The Christmas Song ; Silver Bells ; Merry Christmas Baby ; Blue Christmas ; Sweet Little Jesus Boy ; Silent Night ; We Three Kings ; We Wish You A Merry Christmas. (reissued on CD)

HIP HUG-HER - Stax 717 : Hip Hug-Her ; Soul Sanction ; Get Ready ; More ; Double Or Nothing ; Carnaby St. ; Slim Jenkin's Joint ; Pigmy ; Groovin' ; Booker's Notion ; Sunny. (reissued on CD)

BACK TO BACK - Stax 720 (part) : Introduction ; Green Onions ; Red Beans And Rice ; Tic-Tac-Toe ; Hip Hug-He r; Gimme Some Lovin '; Booker-Loo ; Outrage (reissued on CD)

THE STAX / VOLT REVUE VOLUME ONE LIVE IN LONDON - Stax 721 (part) : Green Onions. (reissued on CD)

R'N B SHOW AT THE OLYMPIA, PARIS - French Stax 69005 (part) : Hip Hug-Her ; Working In The Coal Mine.

DOIN' OUR THING - Stax 724 : I Can Dig It ; Expressway (To Your Heart) ; Doin' Our Thing ; You Don't Love Me ; Never My Love ; The Exodus Song ; The Beat Goes On ; Ode To Billy Joe ; Blue On Green ; You Keep Me Hanging On ; Let's Go Get Stoned. (reissued on CD)

SOUL LIMBO - Stax 2001 : Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy/La La Means I Love You/Hang ‘Em High/Willow Weep For Me/Over Easy/Soul Limbo//Eleanor Rigby/Heads or Tails/(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone/Born Under A Bad Sign/Foxy Lady. (reissued on CD)

UPTIGHT - Stax 2006 : Johnny I Love You/Cleveland Now/Children Don't Get Weary (Judy Clay)/Tank's Lament/Blues In The Gutter//We've Got Johnny Wells/Down At Ralph's Joint/Deadwood Dick/Run Tank Run/Time Is Tight. (reissued on CD)

SOUL EXPLOSION - Stax 2-2007 (part) : Hang ‘Em High/Soul Limbo/Soul Clap '69/Booker's Theme. (reissued on CD)

THE BOOKER T. SET - Stax 2009 : The Horse/Love Child/Sing A Simple Song/Lady Madonna/Mrs. Robinson//This Guy's In Love With You/Light My Fire/Michelle/You're All I Need/I've Never Found A Girl/It's Your Thing. (reissued on CD)

MC LEMORE AVENUE - Stax 2027 : Medley: Golden Slumbers-Carry That Weight-The End-Here Comes The Sun-Come Together/Something//Medley: Sun King-Mean Mr. Mustard-Polythene Pam-She Came In Through The Bathroom Window-I Want You (She's So Heavy). (reissued on CD)

GREATEST HITS - Stax 2033 : Hang ‘Em High/Eleanor Rigby/Soul Limbo/Over Easy/Mrs. Robinson/Something//Time Is Tight/Johnny I Love You/Heads Or Tails/Meditation/Hip Hug-Her. (reissued on CD)

MELTING POT - Stax 2035 : Melting Pot/Back Home/Chicken Pox/Fuquawi//Kinda Easy Like/Hi Ride/L.A. Jazz Song/Stormy Monday. (reissued on CD)

THE MG'S (THE MG'S) - Stax 3024 : Sugar Cane/Neck Bone/Spare Change/Leaving The Past//Left Overs (Bucaramanga)/Black Side/One Of A  Kind/Frustration. (reissued on CD)

UNION EXTENDED - English Stax 1045 : Overton Park Sunrise ; Steve's Stroll ; Duck Walk ; Cotton Carnival ; Midnight On Mc Lemore ; Union Extended ; Avalon ; Around Orange Mound ; National Jackson ; Beale Street Revival ; Saucy Pt. 2 ; Booker's Theme.
(no CD re-issue)
(see special page)

FREE RIDE - US STAX/FANTASY STX-4104 (Press testing only) : Rock Hard/Soul Kiss/Hard Times/Club Handy/Club Tropicana/Five Four Ballroom/Club Melunda/Grand Club//Free Ride/Iron Horse Sam/Rivermont Shuffle/Dancing Dolls. (no CD issue)

TIME IS TIGHT - 3 CD Box Set -  3 SCD-4424-25 : Green Onions / Behave Yourself / Jellybread / Home Grown / Burnt Biscuits / Chinese Checkers / Mo' Onions / Tic-Tac-Toe / Fannie Mae / Soul Dressing / Can't Be Still / Boot-Leg / Outrage / Be My Lady / My Sweet Potato / Hip Hug-Her / Summertime / Slim Jenkins' Place / Groovin' / Soul Sanction / Pigmy / Booker's Notion / I Can Dig It / Expressway (To Your Heart) / You Don't Love Me / Never My Love / Blue On Green / Ode To Billie Joe // Soul Limbo / Heads Or Tails / Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy / Hang 'Em High / Willow Weep For Me / Over Easy / Time Is Tight / Johnny, I Love You / Lady Madonna / Mrs. Robinson / Soul Clap '69 / I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do / You're All I Need To Get By / It's Your Thing / Something / Sunday Sermon / McLemore Avenue / Medley: Sun King/Mean Mr. Mustard/Polythene Pam/She Came In Through The Bathroom Window/I Want You (She's So Heavy) / Chicken Pox / Melting Pot // Gotta Serve Somebody / Lay Lady Lay / MG Party / Terrible Thing / Hole In The Wall / (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay / Booker's Theme / Albert's Rap / Born Under A Bad Sign / Medley: I'm With You/I Don't Mind/Oh, Baby Don't You Weep / Meditation / Green Onions / Sarasota Sunset / I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) / Hang 'Em High / Time Is Tight / (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay

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Note: two rare and unrealeased on CD tracks: the actual Soul Sanction track by Booker T. & The MG's from the Stay In School vinyl LP, noticably longer in the end (3'10 instead of 2'30 on the reissued CD and on the other Booker T. & The MG's LPs/CDs, and an unnamed B side on the STX-1038 single reissued by Fantasy in the early 80's:(Son Of Shaft - The Bar-Kays / Sugarcane - The MG's) which is not actually Sugarcane but a previously unissued MG's (without Booker T. Jones) track.

CDs

Ace 040: Green Onions ; You Can't Sit Down ; Boot-Leg ; Soul Twist ; Summertime (live at the 5/4 Ballroom).
Ace 042: (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay ; Hide Away.
Ace 044: Green Onions ; Booker-Loo ; Hip Hug-Her ; Red Beans And Rice (live, Stax Tour 67, alt).
Ace 065: Baby, Scratch My Back ; Harlem Shuffle ; Hi-Heel Sneakers ; Downtown ; I Was Made To Love Her ; Georgia On My Mind ; Wade In The Water ; Fanny Mae (alt) ; Day Tripper ; You Left The Water Running ; Every Beat Of My Heart ; Ain't That Peculiar ; You Can't Do That ; Wang Dang Doodle ; On A Saturday Night ; The Letter ; Oo Wee Baby, I Love You ; Spoonful ; I Hear A Symphony ; You're So Fine ; Raunchy ; You Are My Sunshine ; Soul Man ; Gimme Some Lovin' (studio) ; When Something Is Wrong With My Baby.
Ace 074: Kinda Easy Like (alt) ; I Say A Little Prayer.
Ace 105: Spoonful (take 1).
Ace 117: Let's Go / Good Groove / Slidin' / Put A Label On It / Jazzy / Weird Stomp / Funky Folks Cha Cha / Tic Tac Toe (Alternate) / Ain't It / Lawn Party / Consumption / Three Leaf Clover / The Bo Vitch.
Ace 819: Red Beans And Rice (studio version).
Fantasy SCD 8577: Stax 3024 LP + Black Side & Jamaica This Morning.

See also the various box sets for the singles A sides and check Concord Records for all Stax reissues and compilation CDs availability.


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