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