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Funk Soul Brothers -part 1

The late 1960s saw the rise of American soul music in South Africa. Singers like Wilson Pickett and Percy Sledge were very popular, as well as the sound of instrumental groups like Billy Larkin & The Delegates and especially Booker T & The MG’s. 214 more words


Ohio Players

by Phil Freeman

What happened to the Ohio Players? I don’t mean in terms of their actual careers. They had the same arc as their peers: gradual rise, phenomenal commercial success, gradual decline. 651 more words

Burning Ambulance

Booker T & the MGs - Green Onions ("The '59") #024

“The ’59” 2018 #024: 180124

Booker T & the MGs – Green Onions (1962)

Green Onions was the debut album from Booker T. & the M.G.s, released on Stax Records in October 1962. 124 more words

The ‘59

EM68 - William Bell

Stax legend William Bell joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early days of discovering music, seeing Sam Cooke as a kid, getting started with The Del-Rios as a young teenager, how he first connected with Stax Records, meeting Sam Cooke and what he learned from him, what the environment was like working with such Stax legends as Booker T & The MGs and Mavis Staples, he shares a wonderfully funny road story from his time touring with Otis Redding, what it was like to tour in the segregated South as part of the Stax family, his meeting with Martin Luther King Jr, bringing that full circle in regards to performing… 74 more words


Top 21 of 1962 - #5

#5 – Booker T. & the M.G.’s – “Green Onions” – (1962)

Here is one of the great pop music instrumentals. This song is a staple in films, especially those that take place in the early 1960s… it’s just one of those tunes you instantly recognize.


New York Movie . . : The new album from The New Jazz Spasms

I am pleased to announce the release of the New York Movie, the fourth album from my virtual band, The New Jazz Spasms on SoundCloud. 99 more words

Music Appreciation And Analysis

Ho, Ho, Ho . . . : A Funky Xmas To You

Something to listen to besides the usual Christmas Crap

Stevie Wonder – What Christmas Means To Me (Tamla Records 1967)

Electric Jungle – Funky Funky Christmas… 47 more words

Music Appreciation And Analysis