Of all Booker T & The MGs’ hits and genre-defining recordings for Stax Records, none of their albums had the success of ‘Hip Hug-Her’.
Is Abbey Road The Beatles’ best album? Possibly, and it inspired ‘McLemore Avenue’, which is arguably the finest hour from Stax legends Booker T & The MGs.
The guitar virtuoso from Fargo, North Dakota started kicking up a storm on disc at the age of 14.
Adapting to the new funk scene of the early 70s, Booker T & The MGs released the perfectly titled ‘Melting Pot’, an album that still sounds in the moment.
On 21 December 1968, Bell entered the R&B listings with the track that would become his first top ten hit on that chart, ‘I Forgot To Be Your Lover.’
Late in 1969, CCR saw out the decade as they released their fourth album 'Willy and the Poor Boys.'
The series will focus on classic, newly reissued albums by Booker T. & the M.G.s, the Bar-Kays, Delaney & Bonnie, Johnnie Taylor and David Porter.
Our audio interview with the man born in Memphis on 12 November 1944, who went on to helm the musically and culturally groundbreaking Booker T and the MGs.
A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
The autobiography, published on the eve of Jones' 75th birthday, already has testimonials from Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson among others.
Stax house band Booker T & The MGs were the rulers of instrumental soul, and they cooked up a soul food storm on ‘Green Onions’, their debut album.
The irresistible Isaac Hayes-David Porter composition and production 'Soul Man' became another Stax classic.
From over-easy grooves to gritty, energised instrumental funk, ‘Soul Limbo’ found Booker T And The MGs working at their peak.
They include titles by the Bar-Kays, Booker T and the MGs, Delaney & Bonnie and Johnnie Taylor.
The guitar is the backbone of rock music, and the best guitarists include some blues and country guitarists that paved the way for rock’n’roll’s legends.