Booker T. and The MGs   Green Onions
3.5
great
Release Date: 1962
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4.0 excellentRobbit | May 7th 16

GREEN ONIONS was the debut record for Booker T. & the M.G.'s. Little did they know that this record & many of their following
albums would later be looked upon as the primary milestones for creating the Memphis Soul sound. All of the songs on this
record are instrumentals, many of which are cover songs. Their formula is actually surprisingly minimalist with the tightly
knit rhythm section of Steve Cropper (guitar), Duck Dunn (bass) & Al Jackson Jr. (drum) laying down only the most basic
framework for Booker Jones (organ) to play his melodies over. Cropper does occasionally offer some highly tasty guitar bits
throughout, but is quite restrained for the most part. But it's this bare bones approach to their instrumental R&B that serves
to create such a wonderful vibe. GREEN ONIONS might sound a bit dated and less than earth shattering by today's standards, but
it remains a fine example of how less can often be so much more.

Highlights: "Green Onions" and "Behave Yourself".


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3.5 greatVerkrah | October 3rd 16
3.0 goodsmitwil15 | September 1st 16
3.0 goodshowering in your affection | March 10th 16
3.5 greatKylie Jenner | February 2nd 16
3.5 greatRoyOlhado | April 27th 15
4.0 excellentBrock Crutchfield | April 12th 15
4.0 excellentanobsoletevernacular | December 30th 14
3.5 greatChriss77 | December 25th 14
3.0 goodZach Olson | June 17th 14
4.0 excellentGassman3268 | June 17th 14
3.5 greatboleyn2 | May 9th 14
3.0 goodOtto Rasanen | March 29th 14
3.5 greatnwhitmore | December 15th 13
4.0 excellentorBouzoukiandDefiJunkieforjujo | November 9th 13
3.5 greatdeslad | August 11th 13
4.0 excellentmanosg CONTRIBUTOR | August 8th 13
4.0 excellentahhhhhh | August 1st 13
3.5 greatPunkMoon | July 14th 13
4.0 excellentOmnipanzer... | July 8th 13
3.5 greatStewie Louis | June 12th 13
2.0 poorVeritus | January 21st 13
3.0 goodVagitarianZombie | July 21st 12
4.0 excellentSowilei | May 24th 12
3.5 greatBiOZed | April 11th 12
4.0 excellentxplosive59 | March 23rd 12
2.0 poorantonyourknee | February 9th 12
3.0 goodJacquelyn | July 24th 11

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