Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Booker T. & The M.G.’s ”The Booker T. Set”

Booker T. & The M.G.’s

The Booker T. Set
( LP Stax Records, 1969 )
Catalog # STS 2009

Tracklisting:
1. The Horse 2:45
2. Love Child 3:02
3. Sing A Simple Song 3:33
4. Lady Madonna 3:32
5. Mrs. Robinson 3:41
6. This Guy’s In Love With You 3:07
7. Light My Fire 4:18
8. Michelle 2:49
9. You’re All I Need To Get By 3:54
10. I’ve Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) 2:49
11. It’s Your Thing 3:02

Credits:
Artwork By [Art Director] – Honeya Thompson
Artwork By [Design] – Christopher Worf
Engineer – Ron Capone , Steve Cropper
Photography – William J. Warren
Producer, Arranged By – Booker T. & The M.G.’s

Notes:
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1969
Original vinyl rip by LUPO

Review:
Opening up in a fury with “The Horse”, The Booker T. Set is one of the least effective of all MGs albums. The opening track is great. It features a rare bass solo by Donald “Duck” Dunn and can’t be found anywhere else. Their great versions of “It’s Your Thing” and “Mrs. Robinson” (which had some chart success) have shown up on several compilations. But this was a set of all covers, though Booker T. Jones did co-write “I Never Found a Girl” with singer Eddie Floyd. The musicianship of Jones, Dunn, Steve Cropper(guitar), and Al Jackson, Jr.(drums) makes it a worthwhile listen, but the title was very ironic, since reportedly Jones wasn’t thrilled with the overall product. Afterwards, he and the band would stretch out quickly and effectively with the epic medleys of McLemore Avenue (their instrumental treatment of The Beatles’ Abbey Road) and the all originals tour-de-force of Melting Pot.
By The Staxman (Amazon)

Courtesy of Lupo

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