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The first time I heard this tune by the famous Booker T & the MGs was on Kenny Dope’s Break Beats compilation DJ mixtape, which is a 100% must have for all you breaks fanatics. Next thing I know, I found the 45 single in a Berlin record store for just 3 euros, in pristine condition. It’s a bargain!
Of course Booker T & the MGs are most famous for their hit record “Green Onions”, which is a great track, but here they outdo themselves if you ask me. It is a 4 minute jam in the instrumental style they are known for, but more drum-heavy. Apart from the great organ playing and guitar riffing, especially Al Jackson Jr. ‘s drumming makes this tune stand out. Damn is that dude funky or what? Jackson also produced some stuff, of which one is an obscure 45 I just got in the mail: Jimmy Hughes’ “What side of the door” on Volt. I will post that up some time later. For now, listen and groove. Be sure to pick up their full length “Melting Pot”out of the crates if you haven’t got it yet.