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    Booker T and the MGs ..... dance music innovators

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    Donna may be making music that makes you want to stamp your feet on the ground .... but this music makes you want to wiggle your tush around and around !!! :icon_mrgreen:

    SOUL LIMBO

    The Latin influence coming on strong .... woodblocks, cowbells ... xylophone and CHA CHA !!!

    :icon_biggrin::icon_biggrin:

    why in the world did no one do a disco update of this ....

    ....or did they ???????:icon_confused::icon_rolleyes:



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    needlefingers is offline Platinum Record [Level 8]

    Re: Booker T and the MGs ..... dance music innovators

    It's on this compilation(which I have and love).

    Tropical Classics: Amazon-U.S. | Amazon-U.K.

    By Mango and done in a medley.

    Last edited by Bernie; August 16th, 2008 at 10:08 AM.

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    Kudos.... excellent listen. It was a pleasure for my ears. I understand fully why you love it.:icon_razz:

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    markydefad:

    This is from a link in a previous post...
    Barry Lederer @ Disco-Disco.com

    His faves:

    "Wow, Favorite records... There are so many... Here are just a few:"

    Abaco Dream"Life and Death In G&A"
    Equals"Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys"
    Detroit Emeralds"Feel the Need In Me"
    Bill Withers"Harlem"
    Dorothy Morrison"Rain"
    Jimmy Ruffin"Tell Me What You Want"
    Barrabas"Woman"
    Titanic"Rain 2000"
    MFSB"Love Is the Message"
    Booker T & the MG's
    "Melting Pot"
    Eddie Kendricks"Girl you need a change of mind"
    Glass House"Working On A Building Of Love"
    Donna Summer"Love To Love You Baby"
    Voyage the Album
    Boris Midney Pinocchio - Album
    In honour of Barry Lederer :

    MELTING POT 1971



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    Quote:
    markydefad:

    This is from a link in a previous post...
    Barry Lederer @ Disco-Disco.com

    His faves:

    "Wow, Favorite records... There are so many... Here are just a few:"

    Abaco Dream"Life and Death In G&A"
    Equals"Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys"
    Detroit Emeralds"Feel the Need In Me"
    Bill Withers"Harlem"
    Dorothy Morrison"Rain"
    Jimmy Ruffin"Tell Me What You Want"
    Barrabas"Woman"
    Titanic"Rain 2000"
    MFSB"Love Is the Message"
    Booker T & the MG's"Melting Pot"
    Eddie Kendricks
    "Girl you need a change of mind"
    Glass House"Working On A Building Of Love"
    Donna Summer"Love To Love You Baby"
    Voyage the Album
    Boris Midney Pinocchio - Album



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    strange how this one also fits this thread :icon_surprised:





    produced by :

    Booker T. Jones :icon_cool:




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    Re: Booker T and the MGs ..... dance music innovators

    that first video was nice :icon_lol:
    It don't mean a thing (if ain't got that swing)

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    Mr.Ree is offline Underground Hit [Level 5]

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    speaking of Booker T and the MGs, I have an album of theirs that I've only seen once and never again...wonder how rare it is. It's called "Melting Pot".

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    Quote Originally Written by Mr.Ree View Post
    speaking of Booker T and the MGs, I have an album of theirs that I've only seen once and never again...wonder how rare it is. It's called "Melting Pot".
    Melting Pot is one of my all time favorite cuts from my clubbing days. I don't know if you are looking for vinyl or CD but it's pretty available on CD.
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    BTW, Booker T Jones will be performing at the Long Beach (CA) Blues Festival in a few weeks. I also was fortunate to see him at the Hollywood Bowl last summer. The late Isaac Hayes (may he rest in peace) was the headliner.
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    Re: Booker T and the MGs ..... dance music innovators

    Quote Originally Written by remicks View Post
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    Donna may be making music that makes you want to stamp your feet on the ground .... but this music makes you want to wiggle your tush around and around !!! :icon_mrgreen:

    SOUL LIMBO

    The Latin influence coming on strong .... woodblocks, cowbells ... xylophone and CHA CHA !!!

    :icon_biggrin::icon_biggrin:

    why in the world did no one do a disco update of this ....

    ....or did they ???????:icon_confused::icon_rolleyes:



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    Rems: there are articles about Donna in the current issues of the SF Weekly and the East Bay Express, you may enjoy them. I'd forgotton (or possibly never knew) that Dolly Parton had a big hit with one of Summer's compositions....

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    Sounding like this already in 1971 :

    MELTING POT

    Booker T and the Memphis Group seemed perfectly poised to be big-time players in the upcoming disco music revolution.

    It wasn't to be . As the seventies progressed, one of soul's hottest hot spots became less-so Memphis and more-so Philly. The sounds now being generated in Philadelphia came too late to be absorbed by the disintegrating MG's , preventing them from morphing into something like MGSB .

    MG member Steve Cropper would go on to grace us with McCoo & Davis' SHINE ON SILVER MOON.
    Booker T , on his own , would have a gorgeous string-laden, cow-bellin' disco hit late in the game with:

    DON'T STOP YOUR LOVE


    Booker had recorded a disco tune in 1978 with much potential:

    LET'S GO DANCING



    Sensual sleaze . A Troccer.

    and good grief -
    it's disco year 1978 ! = 12" remix !!
    ---- hel-lo!!

    (mix : BEGIN THE BEGUINE Johnny Mathis or LOVE IS IN THE AIR Martin Stevens )

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    Last edited by remicks; March 23rd, 2012 at 02:40 AM.


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    Thanks to my parents' love of music I grew up on "Green Onions". But my favorite jam by Booker and his crew will always be "Slim Jenkins' Place". I remember playing that album cut over and over until my Mom was ready to break the damn thing. From the opening chords to the end that piano knocks me out. Bluesy, crazy, rockin' instrumental!



    The quality here isn't great but it's the best one on the 'tube'.
    Last edited by NickNack; March 23rd, 2012 at 09:40 PM. Reason: added video
    Love Has No Time or Place
    Nicky

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    The saddest note to this :

    The MG's were four guys :
    Booker T. Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Al Jackson, Jr. (drums), and Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass)

    In 1975 , as disco was fully erupting , drummer Al Jackson was murdered. This definitely put a mighty chink in the MG's potential disco armor.

    It might be more than fair to say it was , after all , Al Jackson who INVENTED the disco beat !

    Since it is he that is heard providing Al Green's LET'S STAY TOGETHER its prominent driving drum sound :

    LET'S STAY TOGETHER

    The beat that Thom Bell confesses to henceforth incorporating into his Philly productions , on thump heavy songs like :

    I'LL BE AROUND

    - and thus the disco mirror ball started rolling ......




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