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|Booker T & Mg's|
The Best of Booker T & the MGs
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
These four gentlemen may have been the most important players in all of soul music. They were an interracial group before it was popular or even accepted. They formed the core of the house backing-band at Stax Records, wr... more »
These four gentlemen may have been the most important players in all of soul music. They were an interracial group before it was popular or even accepted. They formed the core of the house backing-band at Stax Records, wrote classic soul songs, and discovered and produced artists at Stax. And as this CD makes very clear, they recorded great songs in their own right. All instrumentals, the MGs wrote their own classics-"Green Onions," "Time Is Tight"--and interpreted others--"Groovin'," "Hang 'Em High." The contemporary sound and feel of these 20- and 30-year old tracks proves what visionaries they were. --Robert Gordon
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David R. Miller | Huntsville, Al USA | 06/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Booker T and The MG's had a really cool sound in the 60's. I think they were way ahead of their time. The classic "Green Onions" is a good case in point. It starts off this album. "Green Onions" may be the only song by this group that most people are familiar with, but this album is full of gems. The jive "Can't Be Still", complete with hand clapping is great and the acid sound of "Boot-leg" was also ahead of it's time. "Tic-Tac-Toe" is a good pop tune and "Be My Lady" is groovy man. And then there is "Summertime", recorded before Janis Joplin's version and it is fantastic. I think I like it the best of any of the other tracks. It is bluesy and sultry, just like Janis' version. And it sticks in my mind days after hearing it. All of these songs are instrumentals. They didn't record vocals. This is a CD you will be proud to have in your collection."
This is the best one
Thomas A. Seeman | Lakewood, Ca United States | 08/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have both this one and The Defnitive soul collection, The reason I like this one better is because most of the songs are in True Stereo while the collection only has a few in Stereo, Yes, Most are in Mono. So if you want them in Stereo, get this one!!!"
A good early "Greatest Hits" collection
Stephen Cabral | 04/02/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is basically a reissue of the old MG's "best of" LP on Atlantic. It covers the period from 1962 to 1966. There's not a bad song here, but the liner notes stink and the crude cover drawing on the cover is an abomination. "The Very Best of" collection on Rhino includes the best of these songs and a bunch of equally great ones from the MG's great 1966-1970 period. That collection has a nice cover, good liner notes, and photos--it's the best place for beginners to see what the MG's are all about."