Archive for April 23, 2015

The Vintage Instrumentals Continue: Green Onions

“Green Onions” was an instrumental R&B hit when recorded in 1962 by Booker T. & the M.G.’s.

Original members of the group were Booker T. Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Lewie Steinberg (bass), and Al Jackson, Jr. (drums). In the 1960s, as members of the house band of Stax Records, they played on hundreds of recordings by artists such as Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Sam & Dave, Carla and Rufus Thomas and Johnnie Taylor.

Booker T. & the M.G.’s was one of the first racially integrated rock groups, at a time when soul music, and the Memphis music scene in particular, were generally considered the preserve of black culture.


April 23, 2015 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment


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