See revised post: Booker T and The MG’s !
This group on the Stax label established the Memphis Sound and their first song, went on to national stardom…
Booker T. & the MG’S
(left to right Donald “Duck” Dunn, Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper and Al Jackson)
Back in 1962, the thing about this group that was unusual and so significant: two white and two black musicians.
1. Green Onions/ Stax 127/ 9/1/62/ #3 Billboard
2. Hip Hug-Her/ Stax 211/ 5/20/67/ #37 Billboard
3. Groovin’/ Stax 224/ 9/2/67/ #21 Billboard
4. Hang ‘Em High (Clint Eastwood Movie)/ Stax 0013/ 12/28/68/ #9 Billboard
5. Time is Tight (Movie Up Tight)/ Stax 0028/ 4/5/69/ #6 Billboard (my favourite)
6. Mrs. Robinson/ (Dustin Hoffman movie)/ Stax 0037/ 7/5/69/ #37 Billboard
(I own the DVD of their European tour with Sam & Dave and, of course, Otis Redding.)
Some Album Cuts that never made the charts, but great music regardless:
1. Everybody needs Somebody to Love
2. Working in a Coal Mine
3. Land of a Thousand Dances
4. Melting Pot
Sadly, Al Jackson was murdered in 1975.