Booker T. & The MG's The Complete Stax Singles Vol. 2 (1968-1974) 2LP (Red Vinyl)
Booker T. & The MG's The Complete Stax Singles Vol. 2 (1968-1974) 2LP (Red Vinyl)
Genre: R&B
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Booker T. & The MG's The Complete Stax Singles Vol. 2 (1968-1974) 2LP (Red Vinyl)

Booker T. & The MG's

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RGMLP1279C
UPC:
848064012795

20 Single Sides Recorded For Stax On Red Vinyl Double LP!
15 Tracks In Mono & 5 Tracks In Stereo!

The house band at Stax, Booker T. & The MG's were so good, so tight, that each member - guitarist Steve Cropper, bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn, drummer Al Jackson, Jr., and keyboardist/bandleader Booker T. Jones - is a legend in his own right. Playing behind such superstars as Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, and Wilson Pickett, the group forever defined the sound of Southern soul. And on their own - man, they just couldn't be topped, with a total of 12 Pop and 15 R&B hits during their unparalleled tenure at Stax. That's why they are the greatest instrumental R&B band of all time...and, not incidentally, a potent symbol of racial integration and harmony from a time when such diverse outfits were rare.

Real Gone Music already brought you 29 of the 49 single sides The MG's recorded for Stax on The Complete Stax Singles Vol. 1; now they're back with the other 20, assembled - for the first time ever! - after a painstaking search for the best sources available, and, like on all of the RGM singles collections, carefully vetted (by engineer Aaron Kannowski) to ensure that the versions you're hearing are exactly what disc jockeys were spinning off their 7-inch singles on to the airwaves back in the day. In this case, that means the first 15 songs on this 2-LP set are in mono, the last 5 stereo, all discographically documented in meticulous fashion by liner note writer Ed Osborne, whose essay maps every move Booker T. & The MG's made during the late '60s through the early '70s and beyond.

But most of all, The Complete Stax Singles Vol. 2 (1968-1974) is one incredible listen, featuring such classic songs as "Time Is Tight", "Soul-Limbo", "Melting Pot", their versions of Domenic Frontiere's "Hang 'Em High", The Beatles' "Something" and Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson", a bunch of hard-to-find B-sides, and more, all played by basically the best band that ever lived!

This 2-LP set, pressed on red vinyl and housed inside a gatefold jacket, contains some of the greatest and grooviest R&B instrumentals ever recorded.

Features

  • Double LP
  • Red Vinyl
  • 20 single sides recorded for Stax
  • First 15 tracks in Mono
  • Last 5 tracks in Stereo
  • Carefully vetted by engineer Aaron Kannowski
  • Detailed notes & discography information by Ed Osborne
  • Gatefold jacket

Selections

Side One:

  1. Soul-Limbo
  2. Heads Or Tails
  3. Hang 'Em High
  4. Over Easy
  5. Time Is Tight

Side Two:

  1. Johnny, I Love You
  2. Mrs. Robinson
  3. Soul Clap '69
  4. Slum Baby
  5. Meditation

Side Three:

  1. Something
  2. Sunday Sermon
  3. Melting Pot
  4. Kinda Easy Like
  5. Jamaica This Morning

Side Four:

  1. Fuquawi
  2. Sugarcane
  3. Blackside
  4. Neckbone
  5. Breezy
Description

20 Single Sides Recorded For Stax On Red Vinyl Double LP!
15 Tracks In Mono & 5 Tracks In Stereo!

The house band at Stax, Booker T. & The MG's were so good, so tight, that each member - guitarist Steve Cropper, bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn, drummer Al Jackson, Jr., and keyboardist/bandleader Booker T. Jones - is a legend in his own right. Playing behind such superstars as Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, and Wilson Pickett, the group forever defined the sound of Southern soul. And on their own - man, they just couldn't be topped, with a total of 12 Pop and 15 R&B hits during their unparalleled tenure at Stax. That's why they are the greatest instrumental R&B band of all time...and, not incidentally, a potent symbol of racial integration and harmony from a time when such diverse outfits were rare.

Real Gone Music already brought you 29 of the 49 single sides The MG's recorded for Stax on The Complete Stax Singles Vol. 1; now they're back with the other 20, assembled - for the first time ever! - after a painstaking search for the best sources available, and, like on all of the RGM singles collections, carefully vetted (by engineer Aaron Kannowski) to ensure that the versions you're hearing are exactly what disc jockeys were spinning off their 7-inch singles on to the airwaves back in the day. In this case, that means the first 15 songs on this 2-LP set are in mono, the last 5 stereo, all discographically documented in meticulous fashion by liner note writer Ed Osborne, whose essay maps every move Booker T. & The MG's made during the late '60s through the early '70s and beyond.

But most of all, The Complete Stax Singles Vol. 2 (1968-1974) is one incredible listen, featuring such classic songs as "Time Is Tight", "Soul-Limbo", "Melting Pot", their versions of Domenic Frontiere's "Hang 'Em High", The Beatles' "Something" and Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson", a bunch of hard-to-find B-sides, and more, all played by basically the best band that ever lived!

This 2-LP set, pressed on red vinyl and housed inside a gatefold jacket, contains some of the greatest and grooviest R&B instrumentals ever recorded.

Features

  • Double LP
  • Red Vinyl
  • 20 single sides recorded for Stax
  • First 15 tracks in Mono
  • Last 5 tracks in Stereo
  • Carefully vetted by engineer Aaron Kannowski
  • Detailed notes & discography information by Ed Osborne
  • Gatefold jacket

Selections

Side One:

  1. Soul-Limbo
  2. Heads Or Tails
  3. Hang 'Em High
  4. Over Easy
  5. Time Is Tight

Side Two:

  1. Johnny, I Love You
  2. Mrs. Robinson
  3. Soul Clap '69
  4. Slum Baby
  5. Meditation

Side Three:

  1. Something
  2. Sunday Sermon
  3. Melting Pot
  4. Kinda Easy Like
  5. Jamaica This Morning

Side Four:

  1. Fuquawi
  2. Sugarcane
  3. Blackside
  4. Neckbone
  5. Breezy
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
R&B
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
2.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Booker T. & The MG's
Title
The Complete Stax Singles Vol. 2 (1968-1974)
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
1
Colored
1
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
07-12-2021
Release Date
09-07-2021
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
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