Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Booker T. and the M.G.'s - "Green Onions"

We all know "Green Onions" by Booker T. and the M.G.'s - my dad had the 45 and would jam on this song for the longest time back in the 60's (it was actually released in 1962).  "Green Onions" is a perfect example of the timeliness of good music.  I've never thought about this as a southern soul song, but I've been hearing it just about every day during the southern soul show on Selma's WBFZ.  And, the dee jay even played it in between acts at a recent concert I attended and the whole crowd got up and danced!  My father would be happy to hear this instrumental song making a come back across central Alabama!

For a little trivia, did you know that Booker T. and the M.G.'s were the house band for Stax Records?  Kind of like Motown's Funk Brothers, they played on and produced hundreds of records and also recorded their own music.  The group has a fantastic history and Booker T. Jones, the band's front man, is still recording!

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