Booker T. & The MG's - Doin Our Thing

Booker T. & The MG's - Doin Our Thing



Genre: R&B & Soul
Release Date: 06/15/1992 Style: Soul
Record Label: Atlantic (Label) Artist: Booker T., the MG's
UPC: 081227101428 Format: CD
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Artist: Booker T., the MG's
Format: CD
Release Year: 1992
Record Label: Atlantic (Label)
Genre: R&B, Stax/Southern Soul

Track Listing
1. I Can Dig It
2. Expressway to Your Heart
3. Doin' Our Thing
4. You Don't Love Me
5. Never My Love
6. Exodus Song, The
7. Beat Goes On, The
8. Ode to Billie Joe
9. Blue on Green
10. You Keep Me Hangin' On
11. Let's Go Get Stoned

Playing Time: 34 min.
Producer: Yves Beauvais, Yves Beauvais (Reissue), Booker T. & The MG's
Distributor: WEA (Distributor)
Recording Type: Studio
Recording Mode: Stereo
SPAR Code: n/a

Album Notes
Booker T. & The MG's: Booker T. Jones (keyboards); Steve Cropper (guitar); Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass); Alan Jackson Jr. (drums).Recorded November 24, 1967 & February 2, 1968.Originally released on Stax (724) on February 23, 1968.Digitally remastered by Bill Inglot & Dan Hersch (Digiprep).Personnel: Booker T. Jones (guitar, clavichord, organ, keyboards); Steve Cropper (guitar); Al Jackson, Jr. (drums).Recording information: 11/24/1967/02/02/1968.Photographers: Peter Jujar; Bill Kington; Peter Hujar.Though not as strong as the preceding HIP HUG-HER, or SOUL LIMBO, the album that followed it, DOIN' OUR THING still features the impeccable chemistry, strong tunes, irresistible grooves, and fine musicianship that made the band legendary. Drummer Al Jackson and bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn's airtight rhythm section, Steve Cropper's wiry, economical riffing, and Booker T. Jones' organ, which alternates between swirling leads and funky backing thick as molasses, are everywhere in evidence.Eight of the album's 11 songs are covers, including "Never My Love," "Ode to Billy Joe" and Sonny Bono's "The Beat Goes On," which show the MG's moving in a more streamlined, pop-oriented direction. Here the band's sound begins to undergo a transformation from its edgier origins toward the smoother, jazzier feel that would characterize their later work, "Expressway to Your Heart" and the title track being cases in point. This is not to say that the MG's don't still kick it. "I Can Dig It" and a version of "You Keep Me Hanging On" show the band capable of both go-go grooves and pounding rock. DOIN' OUR THING is a strong showing from these renowned Stax soulmeisters.