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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.

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 – Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (1993; 2014 reissue)

I’m sure there will be those who balk at a title like that, what with Neil Young, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Lou Reed and Bob Dylan himself, of course, appearing on this gala 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration reissue.

Chance meeting led to groundbreaking Booker T. and the MGs lineup: ‘A complete coincidence’

Chance meeting led to groundbreaking Booker T. and the MGs lineup: ‘A complete coincidence’

Booker T. and MGs were pioneers of funky-cool soul and Civil Rights-era forward thinking. But it might not have happened, but for a chance meeting at a local Memphis record shop.

Something Else! sneak peek: Booker T., “Father Son Blues” from Sound The Alarm (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Booker T., “Father Son Blues” from Sound The Alarm (2013)

Booker T.’s “Father Son Blues” — which, yes, features his talented offspring Ted Jones — opens with a grease-popping organ lick before recapturing a groove familiar to anyone who ever soaked up a Stax Records side back in the day.

Booker T. and the MGs – Green Onions (1962; 2012 reissue)

A sizzling outburst of lean pre-funk soul-rock, Green Onions introduced the world to the genre-jumping delights of Booker T, and the MGs.

Something Else! on the 2012 Grammys: Adele sweeps … so why didn’t we love 21 more?

We love Adele’s poise, her earthy attitude, the roiling emotion in her voice. So why don’t we love the newly crowned six-time Grammy winner’s album 21? Blasphemy, right?

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2011

As with last year’s inaugural edition, The Official™ SomethingElse! year-ending Top 10 list requires two or more of us to be in agreement as we gathered around the watercooler at SER Towers. It’s no easy task.

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2011: Blues and R&B

2011 brought its share of comebacks (Gregg Allman, the Meters’ Zigaboo Modeliste, the Time) Stax-related joys (both Booker T. Jones and Steve Cropper issued solo sides) and out-of-nowhere delights (Big Head Todd does the blues?).

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