“Green Onions”, Booker T. & the M.G.’s

I could listen to this song on a loop all day!

What I Like Is Sounds


There are few, if any, songs cooler than “Green Onions.”  No matter who you are or what you’re doing, it will make you feel like a bad motherfucker.  It’s a perfect driving song, a perfect soundtrack for a party, and let’s not forget that it also is perfect for selling Depends 

Booker T. & the M.G.’s were some cool cats themselves.  One of the greatest Stax bands of all time, they were also one of the first integrated bands—quite a feat for early 1960s America.  This was not a political move, nor was it an attempt to create a particular sound by bringing black and white musical styles together.  “It was just the people involved…it was a natural form of musical expression,” said Jim Stewart, a white man who founded Stax with his sister Estelle Axton.  “It just happened.”  The band also did not approach life or…

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