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Booker T. and the M.G.’s “Inexperienced Onions” – America On Espresso


 

Booker T. and the M.G.’s is an instrumental R&B/funk band that was influential in shaping the sound of Southern soul and Memphis soul. Unique members of the group had been Booker T. Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Lewie Steinberg (bass), and Al Jackson, Jr. (drums).

Within the Nineteen Sixties, as members of the home band of Stax Data, they performed on a whole bunch of recordings by artists comparable to Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Invoice Withers, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Johnnie Taylor and Albert King. Additionally they launched instrumental information beneath their very own identify, such because the 1962 hit single “Inexperienced Onions”.

As originators of the distinctive Stax sound, the group was one of the vital prolific, revered, and imitated of its period. By the mid-Nineteen Sixties, bands on each side of the Atlantic had been making an attempt to sound like Booker T. & the M.G.’s.

In 1965, Steinberg was changed by Donald “Duck” Dunn, who performed with the group till his demise in 2012. Al Jackson, Jr. was murdered in 1975, after which the trio of Dunn, Cropper and Jones reunited on quite a few events utilizing numerous drummers, together with Willie Corridor, Anton Fig, Steve Jordan and Steve Potts.

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 1992, a the Musicians Corridor of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee in 2008, and the Memphis Music Corridor of Fame in 2012.

Having two white members (Cropper and Dunn), Booker T. and the M.G.’s was one of many first racially built-in rock teams, at a time when soul music, and the Memphis music scene particularly, had been typically thought-about the protect of black tradition.

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