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

701 Booker T. & The M.G.s* Green Onions (Album) Stax 701 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
ATL 5027 Booker T. & The MGs* Soul Dressing (Album) Stax ATL 5027 UK 1964 Sell This Version
711 Booker T. & The MG's* And Now! (Album) Stax, Stax, Stax, Stax 711 US 1966 Sell This Version
228009/228010 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 228009/228010 UK 1967 Sell This Version
S713 Booker T. & The MG's* In The Christmas Spirit (Album) Stax S713 US 1966 Sell This Version
STAX 720 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 STAX 720 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
717 Booker T. & The MG's* Hip Hug-Her (Album) Stax 717 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
XATS 1001 Booker T. And The M.G.'s* Soul Limbo (Album) Stax XATS 1001 UK 1968 Sell This Version
231 002, 231002 Booker T. & The MG's* Doin' Our Thing (Album) Stax 231 002, 231002 UK 1968 Sell This Version
1 C 062-90 200 Booker T And The M.G.'s* Up Tight (Music From The Score Of The Motion Picture) (Album) Stax, Stax 1 C 062-90 200 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
8X-SXATS 1015 Booker T & The MG's The Booker T. Set (Album) Stax 8X-SXATS 1015 UK 1969 Sell This Version
STX 88033 Booker T. & The M.G.'s* McLemore Avenue (Album) Stax STX 88033 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
2325 030 L Booker T. & The M.G.'s* Melting Pot (Album) Stax 2325 030 L 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
53057 Booker T & The MG's Universal Language (Album) Asylum Records 53057 France 1977 Sell This Version
CM 53307 Booker T & The MG's That's The Way It Should Be (Album) Columbia CM 53307 US 1994 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ATL 70.089 Booker T. & The M.G.s* Green Onions (Single) Stax ATL 70.089 Germany 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
Z 134 Booker T & The MG's Home Grown / Big Train Stax Z 134 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
S-137 Booker T. & The MG's* Chinese Checkers / Plum-Nellie (Single) Stax S-137 US 1963 Sell This Version
S-131 Booker T. & The M.G.'s* Jellybread / Aw' Mercy (Single) Stax S-131 US 1963 Sell This Version
RE-K 1367, REK 1367 Booker T & The M.G.'s* R And B With Booker T. (EP) London Records, London Records RE-K 1367, REK 1367 UK 1963 Sell This Version
222 012, N° 222012 Booker T. & The M.G.'S* Big Train(7", EP) Atlantic, Atlantic 222 012, N° 222012 France 1963 Sell This Version