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Booker T & The MG's

Band, *1962 US
R&B/Soul

American instrumental rhythm & blues and soul combo, formed 1962 in Memphis, Tennessee. Best remembered as the in-house backing band of the Stax record label. The band’s name is a combination of organist Booker T. Jones's first names and the acronym for “Memphis Group”, MG. Other members were Al Jackson Jr. (drums), Steve Cropper (guitar), and Lewis Steinberg (bass guitar) who was replaced by Donald "Duck" Dunn in 1963. As well as playing on and producing a large amount of records, working with vocalists like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Sam & Dave, they were successful as a band in their own right, with hits like “Green Onions” (1962) and “Hip Hug-Her” (1967). The band was effectively disbanded in the early 1970s, when both Cropper and Jones had left the label. A planned reunion in 1975 did not happen, as Jackson was murdered in October that year. The three remaining members did reunite several times since the late 1980s, often with Jackson’s cousin Steve Potts (2) serving as a drummer. Booker T & The MG's were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

        
Members
PortraitBooker T. Jones
org, key *1944 US
PortraitSteve Cropper
g *1941 US
PortraitDonald "Duck" Dunn
b, eb 1941-2012 US
PortraitAl Jackson Jr.
dr 1935-1975 US
PortraitLewis Steinberg
b *1933 US

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Stax ClassicsBooker T & The MG's2017Compil.
The Very Best OfBooker T & The MG's2016Compil.
One Who Really Loves YouBooker T & The MG's2015Single
Green Onions / Balboa BlueBooker T & The MG's / The Marketts2015Single
Twist and ShoutBooker T & The MG's2015Single
Hip Hug Her + Doin' Our Thing...PlusBooker T & The MG's2015Compil.
Fucked UpNeil Young & Booker T & The MG's2014Album
The Memphis Soul Of Sound Of Booker T. & The MG's / The Mar-KeysBooker T & The MG's, The Mar-Keys2013Compil.
Green Onions + Last Night & Do The Pop-EyeBooker T & The MG's / The Mar-Keys2013Compil.
Soul FingersBooker T & The MG's & The Mar-Keys2013Compil.
Memphis Soul BeatBooker T & The MG's Meet The Mar-Keys2013Compil.
Original Album SeriesBooker T & The MG's2012Album
The Very Best Of Booker T. & The MGsBooker T & The MG's2007Compil.
Melting Pot / Soul FingerBooker T & The MG's, Bar-Kays2007Album
2007 Rhino Records Holiday SingleBooker T & The MG's / King Curtis2007Single
The Platinum CollectionBooker T & The MG's2007Compil.
The Definitive Soul CollectionBooker T & The MG's2006Compil.
Stax ProfilesBooker T & The MG's2006Compil.
Melting Pot (Ritual Session)Booker T & The MG's2004Single
Stax InstrumentalsBooker T & The MG's2003Compil.
Green Onions And Other HitsBooker T & The MG's2000Compil.
The Best Of Booker T & The MG'sBooker T & The MG's1998Compil.
SamplerBooker T & The MG's1998Album
Rushmore 93Neil Young With Booker T & The MG's1997Album
Play The "Hip Hits"Booker T & The MG's1995Album
The Very Best Of Booker T. & The MG'sBooker T & The MG's1994Compil.
Keep On Rockin' In The Free WorldNeil Young & Booker T & The MG's1994Album
Cruisin' (Edit) / Just My ImaginationBooker T & The MG's1994Single
That's The Way It Should BeBooker T & The MG's1994Album
Cruisin'Booker T & The MG's1994Single
Europe 1993Neil Young With Booker T & The MG's1994Album
Forever YoungNeil Young, Booker T & The MG's1993Album
Groovin'Booker T & The MG's1993Compil.
Dream MachineNeil Young & Booker T & The MG's1993Album
Tuning My Guitar RightNeil Young With Booker T & The MG's1993Album
16 Original HitsBooker T & The MG's1991Compil.
Green Onions / SoulfingerBooker T & The MG's / Bar-Kays1989Single
Nice And Slow / Soul LimboJesse Green / Booker T & The MG's1988Single
Hang On Sloopy / Hang 'Em HighDavid Porter, Booker T & The MG's1988Single
Melting Pot / Soul LimboBooker T & The MG's1988Album
Time Is Tight / Melting PotBooker T & The MG's1988Single
Soul Limbo / Heads Or Tails / Soul Clap '69 / Time Is TightBooker T & The MG's1987Album
The Best Of Booker T. & The MGsBooker T & The MG's1986Compil.
Green Onions / Chinese CheckersBooker T & The MG's1985Single
Booker T & The MG's GoldBooker T & The MG's1984Compil.
Soul Limbo / Soul Clap '69Booker T & The MG's1982Single
Star GoldBooker T & The MG's1982Compil.
Booker T. & The M.G.'sBooker T & The MG's1980Compil.
Green Onions / Chinese Checkers / Memphis Soul Stew / Sock It To 'Em J.B. (Part 1)Booker T & The MG's / King Curtis / Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers1980Single
Soul By Booker T. And The M.G.'sBooker T & The MG's1980Compil.
The Best Of Booker T And The MG'sBooker T & The MG's1980Compil.
Time Is Tight-The Best Of Booker TBooker T & The MG's1979Compil.
Time Is Tight-The Best Of Booker TBooker T & The MG's1979Compil.
Time Is Tight / Mrs. RobinsonBooker T & The MG's1977Single
Sticky StuffBooker T & The MG's1977Single
Melting Pot / Slum BabyBooker T & The MG's1977Single
Universal LanguageBooker T & The MG's1977Album
Soul Limbo / Hang 'Em HighBooker T & The MG's1977Single
Sus Mas Grandes Exitos Super Soul 9Booker T & The MG's1977Compil.
Melting Pot / Hang 'Em HighBooker T & The MG's1977Single
Grab BagBooker T & The MG's1977Single
Soul LimboBooker T & The MG's1976Single
Union ExtendedBooker T & The MG's1976Album
Die Grossen Vier Von Booker T. & The M. G.'sBooker T & The MG's1975Single
Memphis SoundBooker T & The MG's1975Compil.
Who's Making Love / Soul Limbo / The GhettoJohnnie Taylor / Booker T & The MG's / The Staple Singers1973Single
Do The Funky Chicken / Happy / Hang 'Em HighRufus Thomas / William Bell / Booker T & The MG's1973Single
Superstarshine Vol. 32Booker T & The MG's1973Compil.
Portrait Of Booker T. And The M.G.'sBooker T & The MG's1973Compil.
Star-CollectionBooker T & The MG's1972Compil.
The Booker T. SetBooker T & The MG's1972Single
Sonido NegroBooker T & The MG's1972Compil.
Green OnionsBooker T & The MG's1972Single
This Is Booker T.Booker T & The MG's1972Compil.
Pop HistoryJames Brown / Booker T & The MG's1971Compil.
Melting Pot / Kinda Easy LikeBooker T & The MG's1971Single
Soul LimboBooker T & The MG's1971Single
Melting Pot / FuquawiBooker T & The MG's1971Single
Melting PotBooker T & The MG's1971Single
Time Is Tight / Soul LimboBooker T & The MG's1971Single
Jamaica This Morning / FuquawiThe M.G.'s / Booker T & The MG's1971Single
This Is... Booker T & The MG'sBooker T & The MG's1971Compil.
BeatlespecialBooker T & The MG's1970Single
Melting PotBooker T & The MG's1970Album
Soul PartyBooker T & The MG's1970Compil.
Something / Sunday SermonBooker T & The MG's1970Single
McLemore AvenueBooker T & The MG's1970Album
Greatest HitsBooker T & The MG's1970Compil.
Down At Ralphs Joint / SomethingBooker T & The MG's1970Single
Mrs. RobinsonBooker T & The MG's1969Single
Soul Limbo / Eleanor RigbyBooker T & The MG's1969Single
Up TightBooker T & The MG's1969Single
Soul ClapBooker T & The MG's1969Compil.
Time Is Tight / Hang 'Em HighBooker T & The MG's1969Single
El Tiempo ApremiaBooker T & The MG's1969Single
Time Is TightBooker T & The MG's1969Single
Up Tight (Music From The Score Of The Motion Picture)Booker T. Jones / Booker T & The MG's1969Album
Slum Baby / MeditationBooker T & The MG's1969Single
Soul Clap '69 / The HorseBooker T & The MG's1969Single
The HorseBooker T & The MG's1969Single
Time Is Tight / Johnny, I Love YouBooker T & The MG's1969Single
The Booker T. SetBooker T & The MG's1969Album
Chinese Checkers / Mercy MercyBooker T & The MG's1968Single
The Best Of Booker T. & The MG'sBooker T & The MG's1968Compil.
Never My Love / Doin' Our ThingBooker T & The MG's1968Single
Doin' Our ThingBooker T & The MG's1968Album
Soul-LimboBooker T & The MG's1968Single
Hang 'Em High / Eleanor RigbyBooker T & The MG's1968Single
Doin' Our ThingBooker T & The MG's1968Single
Over Easy / Hang 'Em HighBooker T & The MG's1968Single
Soul LimboBooker T & The MG's1968Single
Soul LimboBooker T & The MG's1968Album
Atlantic-Atco Records Promotional LP For Record Department-In-Store-PlayBooker T & The MG's1968Compil.
Booker T. & The MG'sBooker T & The MG's1968Compil.
A Woman, A Lover, A FriendBooker T & The MG's1967Compil.
Groovin'Booker T & The MG's1967Single
SoulBooker T & The MG's1967Single
On Stage LiveBooker T & The MG's, Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave, The Mar-Keys, Eddie Floyd, Otis Redding1967Compil.
Winter Snow / Silver BellsBooker T & The MG's1967Single
Hip Hug-Her / SummertimeBooker T & The MG's1967Single
Groovin' / Slim Jenkin's PlaceBooker T & The MG's1967Single
Green Onions / Boot LegBooker T & The MG's1967Single
Hip Hug-HerBooker T & The MG's1967Album
Back To BackThe Mar-Keys / Booker T & The MG's1967Album
Jingle Bells / Winter WonderlandBooker T & The MG's1966Single
And Now!Booker T & The MG's1966Album
My Sweet PotatoBooker T & The MG's1966Single
In The Christmas SpiritBooker T & The MG's1966Album
Terrible Thing / Can't Be StillBooker T & The MG's1965Single
R & B With Booker T. Vol.2Booker T & The MG's1965Single
In The Midnight Hour / You Can't Love Me / Boot-Leg / Aw' MercyLittle Mac & The Boss Sounds, Booker T & The MG's1965Single
Boot-Leg / OutrageBooker T & The MG's1965Single
Be My Lady / Red Beans And RiceBooker T & The MG's1965Single
Soul DressingBooker T & The MG's1965Album
Soul Dressing / MG PartyBooker T & The MG's1964Single
Tic - Tac - Toe / Plum Nellie / Mo' Onions / Chinese CheckersBooker T & The MG's1964Single
R And B With Booker T.Booker T & The MG's1963Single
Chinese Checkers / Plum-NellieBooker T & The MG's1963Single
Home Grown / Big TrainBooker T & The MG's1963Single
Jellybread / Aw' MercyBooker T & The MG's1963Single
Mo-Onions / Tic-Tac-ToeBooker T & The MG's1963Single
The Climb, Part 1 / The Climb, Part 2 / Jelly Bread / Aw' MercyThe Coasters, Booker T & The MG's1963Single
Big TrainBooker T & The MG's1963Single
Fannie Mae / Mo-OnionsBooker T & The MG's1963Single
Green OnionsBooker T & The MG's1962Single
Green OnionsBooker T & The MG's1962Album
Green Onions / Behave YourselfBooker T & The MG's1962Single
Pop History Vol. 5Booker T & The MG'sCompil.
Green OnionsBooker T & The MG'sCompil.
The Best Of Booker T & The MGsBooker T & The MG'sCompil.
Green Onions / Mo OnionsBooker T & The MG'sSingle
Time Is TightBooker T & The MG'sCompil.
Pop History Vol. 8Booker T & The MG'sCompil.
Stand / Time Is TightSly & The Family Stone, Booker T & The MG'sSingle
Time Is Tight / Soul LimboBooker T & The MG'sSingle
Private Number / Mrs. Robinson / I Wanna TestifyWilliam Bell & Judy Clay / Booker T & The MG's / Johnnie TaylorSingle
Music From The Picture: Up TightBooker T & The MG'sSingle
Booker T And The MG'sBooker T & The MG'sCompil.
Green Onions / Hip Hug HerBooker T & The MG'sSingle
Groovin' / Hip Hug-HerBooker T & The MG'sSingle
FunktionBooker T & The MG'sSingle
Green Onions / Get ReadyBooker T & The MG'sSingle
Time Is TightBooker T & The MG's / Eddie Floyd / William Bell & Judy ClaySingle
Time Is TightBooker T & The MG'sSingle
Promotional LP For Record Department-In-Store-PlayBooker T & The MG'sCompil.
Green Onions & Yellow SunshineBooker T & The MG'sAlbum
Melting Pot / ViramundoBooker T & The MG's / Sérgio MendesSingle
Otis, Onions And The BluesBooker T & The MG'sAlbum
Soul MusicBooker T & The MG's / Ramsey LewisSingle
Green OnionsBooker T & The MG'sSingle
Best OfBooker T & The MG'sCompil.
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