Booker T & the MGs were the best, most influential soul band of the 1960s. While they had hits of their own, including “Green Onions” and “Hip Hug-Her,” it was their work as the house band at the mighty Stax/Volt label that assured their place in music history. They played on the hits of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas, Albert King, and Sam & Dave, to name just a few, making an indelible mark on the sound of soul music. They were one of the first integrated bands in America and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. They received a special Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2007.
Booker T. Jones was a child prodigy and played oboe,... Read More