Booker T. And The M.G.'s The Best Of Booker T. And The M.G.'s on Limited Edition 180g LP from Friday Music
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios w/ Kevin Gray
As a young teenager growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Booker T. Jones had the amazing talent to play a number of instruments and he played them well. Mastering them well enough to land him work at the famous Stax Records label as a sideman, while still attending high school.
It was during this time he met up with future guitar legend Steve Cropper and drummer great Al Jackson and later formed the Stax wrecking crew known as Booker T. & The M.G.’s. This amazing quartet, whom later added the amazing Donald “Duck” Dunn on bass went on to record a treasure trove of funk, soul and rock masterpieces, which have gone on to become some of the greatest sides ever waxed in modern soul history!
With chart topping soul rockers like Green Onions, Red Beans And Rice and Hip Hug-Her, the good folks at Atlantic honored this famed quartet with their own greatest hits album, the magnificent The Best Of Booker T. & The M.G.’s in 1968. This original album has been out of print for many years, and for several decades in the vinyl format...that is until now.
The Best Of Booker T. & The M.G.’s features all of their original hit recordings mentioned above, as well as more killer funk like "Mo’ Onions," "Slim Jenkins’ Place" and "Soul Dressing" plus, super soul interpretations of The Rascals’ "Groovin" and George Gershwin’s "Summertime."
Friday Music is proud to offer the original Atlantic Records masterpiece The Best Of Booker T. & The M.G.’s on 180g vinyl mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray. They have also included the original rare album cover elements featuring the hip Baron Wolman/Rolling Stone photo and the excellent packaging design of Haig Adishian.
Booker T. & The M.G.'s The Best Of Booker T. And The M.G.'s Track Listing:
1. Hip Hug-Her 
2. Slim Jenkins’ Place 
3. Green Onions 
4. Soul Dressing 
5. Jelly Bread 
6. Groovin’ 
7. Mo’ Onions 
8. Summertime 
9. Boot-leg 
10. Can’t Be Still 
11. Tic-Tac-Toe 
12. Red, Beans And Rice