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Inside the naming of Booker T. and the MGs’ ‘Green Onions’ : ‘The stinking-est music I’ve ever heard!’

Inside the naming of Booker T. and the MGs’ ‘Green Onions’ : ‘The stinking-est music I’ve ever heard!’

Steve Cropper recalls the off-handed approach to finding a title for Booker T. and the MGs’ timeless ‘Green Onions,” released in August 1962.

Inside Booker T. and the MGs’ stirring ’90s-era comeback: ‘It went by like a rocket’

Inside Booker T. and the MGs’ stirring ’90s-era comeback: ‘It went by like a rocket’

A single moment propelled Booker T. and the MGs toward a long-deserved return to the spotlight in the 1990s. Steve Cropper remembers.

Booker T. and the MGs’ ageless ‘Green Onions’ had an offhanded birth: ‘You know, that ain’t bad’

Booker T. and the MGs’ ageless ‘Green Onions’ had an offhanded birth: ‘You know, that ain’t bad’

If Booker T. and the MGs’ signature hit “Green Onions” always felt like a loose-limbed good time among musical friends, that’s because it actually was.

It’s unclear when, or if, Booker T. and the MGs will record again: ‘I’m not saying never’

It’s unclear when, or if, Booker T. and the MGs will record again: ‘I’m not saying never’

Silent for more than two decades now, Booker T. and the MGs have lost another member since their most recent studio project.

Birth of Booker T. and the MGs has an intriguing backstory: ‘I only found out later the real reason’

Birth of Booker T. and the MGs has an intriguing backstory: ‘I only found out later the real reason’

Steve Cropper thought he was going to talk to Booker T. Jones because he could round out the band on keyboards. There’s a lot more to it.

Does Steve Cropper ever grow weary of his most familiar hits?: ‘Some guys don’t like to do the same thing’

Does Steve Cropper ever grow weary of his most familiar hits?: ‘Some guys don’t like to do the same thing’

Steve Cropper has been playing “Midnight Hour,” “Green Onions” and “Soul Man” for decades. It’d be understandable if he became tired of them.

That time CCR moved Booker T. and the MGs to greatness: ‘It was inspirational; it’s still inspirational’

That time CCR moved Booker T. and the MGs to greatness: ‘It was inspirational; it’s still inspirational’

We typically hear about Booker T. and the MGs’ impact on a series of later stars. But what about when the situation was reversed?

Booker T. and the MGs broke barriers with a light touch: ‘We were just out there to play music’

Booker T. and the MGs broke barriers with a light touch: ‘We were just out there to play music’

Booker T. and the MGs shared Stax Records’ message of racial tolerance by their very presence. But it wasn’t always easy.

‘We thought, what do we do?’: Inside the mysterious naming of Booker T. and the MGs

‘We thought, what do we do?’: Inside the mysterious naming of Booker T. and the MGs

“The lawyers,” Steve Cropper remembers, “said they are not going to sign off on it.”

‘I never dreamed I would live long enough’: Steve Cropper on the oddest place he’s heard one his songs

‘I never dreamed I would live long enough’: Steve Cropper on the oddest place he’s heard one his songs

Steve Cropper has participated in countless sessions, helping shape our musical landscape with his pen, his guitar and his knack for coaxing out great sessions. As such, he’s heard his songs featured across a dizzying array of platforms.

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