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As could be expected, they weren't really able to recreate the hit single's magic, and besides that title track, the rest of the album comes across today as sounding pretty dated. This album should not be bought to familiarize listeners with Booker T. & the MGs. Cropper, Jones, drummer Al Jackson, Jr., and later Donald "Duck" Dunn (who would replace original bassist Lewie Steinberg) are widely considered to be the tightest, most soulful, and versatile band of all time. They would go on to be the house band at Stax, playing behind Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Albert King, Eddie Floyd, Johnnie Taylor, Rufus and Carla Thomas, and more.Read more ›
For those who know the group from their later albums, you'll find out in the new liner notes written by Rob Bowman (an expert on Stax's history) that bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn was not with the band at the time this album was released. Lewis Steinberg - the original member is here.
For this remastered release, Concord Music Group (which owns the Stax catalog now) added two "bonus tracks" - live recordings from a 1965 Stax Revue in Los Angeles (previously released on another Stax CD) which features Dunn on bass. Both are repeated songs. "Green Onions" is the first; "Can't Sit Down" is the second (but the live version clocks in at nearly five minutes - almost twice the length of the studio recording.
The original liner notes from 1962 are also reprinted in the enclosed 12-page booklet.
You can hear the remastered sound once you get half-way into "Mo Onions" (the only other original composition) when Steve Croppers guitar kicks in. Nice!
If you don't have the original. This is worth picking up.
I hope you found this review both informative and helpful.
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The whole album is real good but I think that the green onion two in particular is reminiscent of the good ol DaysPublished 4 months ago by Silver Fox
It's definitely worth the $3.99 sale price and probably more. Love rock music with an organ, actually even non rock music with an organ. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Randy L. Smith