Booker T. & The MG’s – Green Onions (60th Anniversary Remaster) (1962/2023) [FLAC 24 bit, 44,1 kHz]

Booker T. & The MG's - Green Onions (60th Anniversary Remaster) (1962/2023) [FLAC 24 bit, 44,1 kHz] Download

Artist: Booker T. & The MG’s
Album: Green Onions (60th Anniversary Remaster)
Genre: Soul
Release Date: 1962/2023
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 44,1 kHz
Duration: 35:03
Total Tracks: 12
Total Size: 305 MB

Tracklist:

1-01. Booker T. & The MG’s – Green Onions (2023 Remaster) (02:54)
1-02. Booker T. & The MG’s – Rinky-Dink (2023 Remaster) (02:41)
1-03. Booker T. & The MG’s – I Got a Woman (2023 Remaster) (03:34)
1-04. Booker T. & The MG’s – Mo’ Onions (2023 Remaster) (02:55)
1-05. Booker T. & The MG’s – Twist and Shout (2023 Remaster) (02:12)
1-06. Booker T. & The MG’s – Behave Yourself (2023 Remaster) (03:56)
1-07. Booker T. & The MG’s – Stranger on the Shore (2023 Remaster) (02:21)
1-08. Booker T. & The MG’s – Lonely Avenue (2023 Remaster) (03:28)
1-09. Booker T. & The MG’s – One Who Really Loves You (2023 Remaster) (02:24)
1-10. Booker T. & The MG’s – I Can’t Sit Down (2023 Remaster) (02:51)
1-11. Booker T. & The MG’s – A Woman, a Lover, a Friend (2023 Remaster) (02:31)
1-12. Booker T. & The MG’s – Comin’ Home Baby (2023 Remaster) (03:12)

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There’s not a note or a nuance out of place anywhere on this record, which featured 35 of the most exciting minutes of instrumental music in any category that one could purchase in 1962 (and it’s no slouch multiple decades out, either). “I Got a Woman” is the single best indicator of how superb this record is and this band was – listening to this track, it’s easy to forget that the song ever had lyrics or ever needed them, Booker T. Jones’ organ and Steve Cropper’s guitar serving as more-than-adequate substitutes for any singer. Their version of “Twist and Shout” is every bit as satisfying. Even “Mo’ Onions,” an effort to repeat the success of “Green Onions,” doesn’t repeat anything from the earlier track except the tempo, and Jones and Cropper both come up with fresh sounds within the same framework. “Behave Yourself” is a beautifully wrought piece of organ-based blues that gives Jones a chance to show off some surprisingly nimble-fingered playing, while “Stranger on the Shore” is transformed into a piece of prime soul music in the group’s hands. Just when it seems like the album has turned in all of the surprises in repertory that it could reasonably deliver, it ends with “Comin’ Home Baby,” a killer jazz piece on which Steve Cropper gets to shine, his guitar suddenly animated around Jones’ playing, his quietly trilled notes at the crescendo some of the most elegant guitar heard on an R&B record up to that time.

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