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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.

Allman Brothers Band rebounded on Brothers and Sisters despite crushing loss

Allman Brothers Band rebounded on Brothers and Sisters despite crushing loss

Recorded in a period of emotional turmoil, ‘Brothers and Sisters’ found the Allman Brothers Band leaning on one another, recommitting to the group dynamic.

Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions brilliantly mixed social realism, spiritual affirmation

Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions brilliantly mixed social realism, spiritual affirmation

‘Innervisions’ arrived on Aug. 3, 1973 amidst an almost-unfathomable run of important recordings from Stevie Wonder, but it may well be his best.

Robbie Robertson + Rick Danko, “Hold Back the Dawn” (1991): Across the Great Divide

Robbie Robertson + Rick Danko, “Hold Back the Dawn” (1991): Across the Great Divide

A moving turn by former Band mate Rick Danko gives shape to a yearning at the center of Robbie Robertson’s darkly mysterious “Hold Back the Dawn.”

Garth Hudson on the Band’s influences, Basement Tapes, tragic losses

Garth Hudson on the Band’s influences, Basement Tapes, tragic losses

The Band’s Garth Hudson, celebrating an Aug. 2 birthday, discusses overcoming tragedy, the sounds that inspire, and his love affair with the Lowry.

The Band, “Saved” from Moondog Matinee (1973): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Saved” from Moondog Matinee (1973): Across the Great Divide

The Band’s ‘Moondog Matinee,’ critics always say, was no ‘Big Pink.’ As Richard Manuel gleefully crows through ‘Saved,’ you realize it wasn’t meant to be.

John Wetton’s complex relationship with a signature Asia tune: ‘American guys went: Yes!’

John Wetton’s complex relationship with a signature Asia tune: ‘American guys went: Yes!’

John Wetton admits that ‘Alpha,’ released on July 26, 1983, contained “one of the most identifiable Asia songs.” But he struggles with its message today.

Jon Anderson’s Olias of Sunhillow charted a course of separation from Yes

Jon Anderson’s Olias of Sunhillow charted a course of separation from Yes

Released on July 24, 1976, ‘Olias of Sunhillow’ makes clear why Jon Anderson soon turned to solo projects, and why Yes would ultimately move on, too.

Levon Helm, “A Mood I Was In” from Levon Helm and the RCO All-Stars (1977): Across the Great Divide

Levon Helm, “A Mood I Was In” from Levon Helm and the RCO All-Stars (1977): Across the Great Divide

Levon Helm and the RCO All-Stars seemed to come together through happenstance. Unfortunately, they went their separate ways in a similarly random way.

Imaginos is the best Blue Oyster Cult album you’ve never heard

Imaginos is the best Blue Oyster Cult album you’ve never heard

Though it took a while to arrive, the engaging, smart and loud ‘Imaginos’ – finally released in July 1988 – was Blue Oyster Cult’s most consistent album.