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    Reading this now and it's well done. Great musician, interesting guy, who tells his story in a creative way.

    https://www.amazon.com/Time-Tight-My.../dp/0316485608

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    The Jazz Guitar Chord Dictionary
     
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    What are your favorite Booker T & the MGs songs?
    I have many but will start with "Time Is Tight," as that's the name Booker T. Jones chose for the title of his autobiography.

    A live version from 1970.


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    old fave...

    hip hug-her

    their 2nd biggest seller after green onions, as well



    cheers
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    Nostalgia.





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    There's not a dud in their catalog, but Time is Tight is the high water mark.

    Book is great.

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    It is much clearer to me now than it was when I was a kid how much their music influenced me . I always liked it--how could you not? But I did not realize it would be a touchstone for much of what I liked later on and wanted to do myself.

    Great grooves, catchy heads, and cool solos that kept the groove alive.

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    always been huge steve cropper fan..the epitome of taste..yet soulful to the max- STAX!

    he used fender esquire on green onions, but a tele soon after..on all the early classics....his preferred amp was a fender harvard!!!!...take that princeton!

    great interview with steve @-

    Steve Cropper | Vintage Guitar(R) magazine

    otis redding 'n steve



    cheers

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    Steve says in that interview that a big influence on him was Lowman Pauling of the "5" Royales. (Why is the 5 between two quotation marks?)


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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes
    Steve says in that interview that a big influence on him was Lowman Pauling of the "5" Royales. (Why is the 5 between two quotation marks?)
    It seems there where 6 of them.

    They would change their name to the "5" Royales in 1952, although they would, confusingly, remain a six-man outfit for a while; the quotes around the 5 in their billing were designed to alleviate some of the confusion

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    One of my favorite Isaac Hayes interviews was with NPR’s Terry Gross. Hayes recounts the story of at the height of Booker T and MG’s popularity Stax sent out Hayes and other musicians as Booker T to cover concerts on one coast as the real band toured the other coast.

    “That ain’t Booker T, he ain’t got no hair!”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alder Statesman

    “That ain’t Booker T, he ain’t got no hair!”
    Wear a hat! ;o)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes
    Reading this now and it's well done. Great musician, interesting guy, who tells his story in a creative way.

    Sorry! Something went wrong!
    Just got the audiobook version . The little musical phrases for each chapter in the pdf are a nice touch.