Booker t and the mgs time is tight
Booker T. & The MG’s
"Time Is Tight" is an instrumental recorded by Booker T. & the M.G.'s for their soundtrack to the film UpTight. The group recorded two versions of the song .and
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CD1 1. Green Onions — Single Version2. Behave Yourself 3. Jelly Bread4. Home Grown 5.
The idea seems so anachronistic — a record label with its own house band. Back in the '60s, though, the majors weren't simply offices populated by executives. Some of the best — Motown, Atlantic, Stax-Volt — were thriving music communities, with distinct personalities forged in large part by the stable of outstanding musicians who helped create the distinctive arrangements and rhythm tracks that defined the sides they released. At Stax-Volt, the house band was Booker T. We were just following in that tradition. Let the controversy rage!
Booker T. The original members of the group were Booker T. They also released instrumental records under their own name, including the hit single "Green Onions". As originators of the unique Stax sound, the group was one of the most prolific, respected, and imitated of its era. By the mids, bands on both sides of the Atlantic were trying to sound like Booker T. In , Steinberg was replaced by Donald "Duck" Dunn, who played with the group until his death in
And yet after almost 40 years it remains astoundingly funky, a vehicle for the most sinuous of Hammond organ grooves and for the vicious Fender Telecaster licks of Steve Cropper, in the fine words of Gerri Hirshey "cutting across the top like a sugarcane machete". What makes Green Onions even more remarkable is that a it was a pure accident of fate and b it gave birth to the lifelong career of The Greatest Backing Band in the History of Soul , bar none. On a hot summer afternoon, four Memphis musicians were farting about in a studio at East McLemore Avenue, either winding down after a session by rockabilly singer Billy Lee Riley or waiting for the self-same gentleman to show up — after four decades, no one seems too certain. Three takes later they had a track in the can that put Stax Records on the pop map and led to a decade-plus of unparalleled southern soul success. And I'm tellin' you, the phones lit up. If it seems amazing today that an instrumental like Green Onions could climb all the way to No 3 on the US pop chart in September , bear in mind instrumentals were all the rage at the time.
Time Is Tight