The Very Best of Booker T. & The MG's
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What they did with "Green Onions," of course, remains almost superhuman. They started by jamming on a slowed-up variation of the classic John Lee Hooker boogie riff and ended up laying out perhaps the third great must-pinch motif of rock and soul, behind Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" licks and, of course, the Bo Diddley rhythm. Its influence goes beyond its run as a chart smash - blues legend Sonny Boy Williamson's "Help Me" was little more than laying lyrics over "Green Onions," and "Help Me" ended up becoming an obligatory entry in the songbooks of only too many British blues wannabes, not to mention Johnny Winter (who cut a rather lamely metallic version on his otherwise transcendent "The Progressive Blues Experiment"); Canned Heat met "Green Onions" halfway to its John Lee Hooker sourcing and made it their signature "don't forget to boogie" style.Read more ›
Have loved Time Is Tight from way back in the 60s when I first heard it played on the radio in Chicago and could never get enough of it. Booker T. & the MG's! Yeah! And then a few years later they came up with another incredible gem entitled Melting Pot! Made you want to grab a guitar and learn to play, only some of us just don't have the ability.
Have always wanted to thank these incredible musicians for their gift to the world, & amazon allows us to do so.
Here we are, three decades later, and I still get a kick out of playing this great music. Ought to tell you plenty.
Memphis soul is some of the most exciting music ever recorded, one of America's most important contributions to 20th century music, and Booker T & the MG's single-handedly defined the sound.
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In my opinion, this CD lives up to its name: The Very Best of Booker T. & the MGs. Includes the biggest hits and some surprises. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wendell B. Phillips
Great CD. Better than I remembered. Great service as usual.Published 2 months ago by Lanny Skidmore
I have loved Green Onions since 1979 when I heard it on Radio Australia. I live in Wisconsin and it wasn't easy to receive a signal from Australia back then. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Art Hansen
Booker T and The MG'S are music royalty. It's hard to imagine music that is more cohesive than this. And be sure to check out the drummer. Read morePublished 11 months ago by a_simpleguy
I bought it for Melting Pot and Green Onions, hoping I'd like the rest of the CD. Not so much. It's ok.Published 13 months ago by Linda F.