Booker T & The MG's

Booker T & The MG's

Profile:
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.
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Booker T & The MG's Discography

Albums

Booker T. & The M.G.s* Green Onions (Album) Stax Canada 1962 Sell This Version
Booker T. & The MGs* Soul Dressing (Album) Stax UK 1964 Sell This Version
Booker T. & The MG's* And Now! (Album) Stax, Stax, Stax, Stax US 1966 Sell This Version
Booker T & The MG's, Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave, The Mar-Keys, Eddie Floyd, Otis Redding Booker T & The MG's, Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave, The Mar-Keys, Eddie Floyd, Otis Redding - On Stage Live (Album) Atco Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
Booker T. & The MG's* In The Christmas Spirit (Album) Stax US 1966 Sell This Version
The Mar-Keys / Booker T. And The MG's* The Mar-Keys / Booker T. And The MG's* - Back To Back (Album) Stax, Stax, Stax Canada 1967 Sell This Version
Booker T. & The MG's* Hip Hug-Her (Album) Stax US 1967 Sell This Version
ATL-LP 08009, ATL LP 08009 Booker T. E The MG's* A Woman, A Lover, A Friend(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL-LP 08009, ATL LP 08009 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
SXX 721 Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Booker T & The MG's, Eddie Floyd Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Booker T & The MG's, Eddie Floyd - The Stax/Volt Revue Live In London Volume 1(Reel, Album) Stax SXX 721 US 1967 Sell This Version
Booker T. And The M.G.'s* Soul Limbo (Album) Stax UK 1968 Sell This Version
Booker T. & The MG's* Doin' Our Thing (Album) Stax UK 1968 Sell This Version
Booker T And The M.G.'s* Up Tight (Music From The Score Of The Motion Picture) (Album) Stax, Stax Germany 1968 Sell This Version
Booker T & The MG's The Booker T. Set (Album) Stax UK 1969 Sell This Version
MLP 15 338 Booker T & The MG's Get Ready(LP, Album) Atlantic MLP 15 338 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
Booker T. & The M.G.'s* McLemore Avenue (Album) Stax Germany 1970 Sell This Version
Booker T. & The M.G.'s* Melting Pot (Album) Stax Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1970 Sell This Version
2325 072 L Booker T. & The M.G.'s* This Is Booker T. (LP, Album) Stax 2325 072 L Italy 1972 Sell This Version
STX 1045, STX.1045 Booker T & The M.G.'s* Union Extended(LP, Album) Stax, Stax STX 1045, STX.1045 UK 1976 Sell This Version
Booker T & The MG's Universal Language (Album) Asylum Records France 1977 Sell This Version
Booker T & The MG's That's The Way It Should Be (Album) Columbia US 1994 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Booker T. & The M.G.s* Green Onions (Single) Stax Germany 1962 Sell This Version
PR 90115x45 Booker T & The MG's Green Onions(7", Promo) Atlantic PR 90115x45 Italy 1962 Sell This Version
222010, N° 222010 Booker T & The MG's Green Onions(7", EP) Atlantic, Atlantic 222010, N° 222010 France 1962 Sell This Version
Booker T & The MG's Home Grown / Big Train Stax Canada 1963 Sell This Version
Booker T. & The MG's* Chinese Checkers / Plum-Nellie (Single) Stax UK 1963 Sell This Version