2021 Song Draft- Round 2 Pick 5- Cincinnati Babyhead selects- ‘Green Onions’- Booker T. And The M.G.’S.
Green Onions is one of the coolest tunes ever. A young CB could only catch it on the radio once in a while or if he was sitting in the “Grill” having fries and sucking on a coke. He would plug the jukebox, punch in GO’s # and groove. And what a groove. It’s unstoppable and irresistible. “Duck” Dunn and Al Jackson lay down the beat and Booker T and Cropper fill in the licks. Fantastic. What a band , what a sound.
Cincinnati has heard Green Onions more times than he can count. Is he sick of it? Are you kidding. Crank it up. If it doesn’t move you, CB will move for you.
A cool song by a real cool band. 2 minutes and 50 seconds of coolness. Catch the groove. It wont let go.
Nothing better. Maybe the start of my love of great instrumentals. Did I mention the word “cool” or “groove”?
Good one! That’s all I know to say about this one. The music is iconic, and the song name and band name are both super cool. I don’t think this song will ever get old.
Ive tried (not on purpose) to wear it out. Wont happen.
A very cool tune for sure. I never associate the name with it but I know the track well. Sounds like it should have been made for a cool 60s spy or mystery movie.
See Pauls’ comment below about “musical’. You must have seen ‘American Graffiti’. Lucas used it at the end with the car race. Perfect. Bang on with soundtrack material. Ive heard it in a few films.
I never get tired of this song. Cool is a great word because it fits it perfect. I don’t remember the sixties but I feel like I do with this song… it says everything without saying anything. Great pick CB
Great comment on “says everything”. So many god songs to chose from Max. Im just letting a few hit me. Not thinking to much.
(Also did this as one of my first CB takes)
There are a lot of songs…it would be easy to over think it….I have a simple one in mind.
I dont like to hurt my brain if I can help it. Im waiting with bated breath for your selection. Im getting a vibe.
Just wear headphones….that is all I ask…it comes alive with headphones.
I got a big honkin set Ill slap on. None of this ear bud stuff.
I wear those old seventies cans…nothing better. Blocks out the outside.
LOL, as a radio guy, I LOVE that you call them CANS!!! I thought only radio people called them that!!!
You gotta know hip and groovy lol.
Groovy Max. 😆😎
LOL…you got it!
Great pick CB. If life was a musical I would pick this song to be the one that played whenever I walked into and out of a room!
That’s funny. I love theme songs. We would know you were coming soon as I heard the first note. Laughing.
Funny you should mention that since it was in “American Graffiti.”
Wow really? Never seen the movie. That’s pretty funny. I need to check it out.
CB commented, above, about its placement.
Dude. You seriously need to see it. You will see an extremely young Harrison Ford.
Sounds like my task is clear. Going on vacation next week – will try to rent it to watch. Thanks!
Minimalist grooving at its best! Good choice.
Yeah it’s stood the test of time for me.
A big fan of Booker T. and The M.G’s- what great musicians- a great back up band for many- and outstanding on their own! Great pick CB.
I cant get these early grooves and jams out of my head since you came up with this idea.
Loved this group, too! I loved playing Time is Tight on the radio.
Nice to see you go with one of the coolest instrumentals of all time CB.
You mentioned it in your last pick. I thought that was rather cool.
“If it doesn’t move you, CB will move for you.” 😆
There’s that 3rd person thing. 😂
DAMN fine song. I have “grooved” many, many times to this. Still do, if I catch it…
Vic you’re a bit of a film buff. Do you remember this tune at the end of ‘American Graffiti’?
Oh, yeah… The race, the car flip, Ronnie & Cindy… I agree the song was well placed. It gave a surreal feeling.
Love when the soundtrack and the visual work. Could be a few more cuts from the Graffiti movie. You have that vibe with your picks.
It’s an incredible movie with incredible music. I LOVE a good soundtrack even if a movie bombs. One movie I almost did during Hans Movie Draft was Streets of Fire.
I’m also eclectic with my music tastes, much like Jeff.
‘Streets Of Fire’. I have that. Im a big Blasters fan and they do a couple. ‘One Bad Stud’. You are hitting some notes Vic.
There was a lot going on for me in that…back then, I had the hots for Michael Pare’. Then, there was Jim Steinman & Dan Hartman in the background, Holly Sherwood and, Laurie Sargent in (of Face to Face), both powerhouse voices, The Blasters… A lot was going on, there, musically.
This was totally on my list, CB! I agree with you in that it is one of the funkiest grooves! You HAVE to turn it up when you hear it.
The story behind the song is even cooler. Check out Steve Cropper telling is here:
Fantastic pick!!!! Great Jam!!!!
Common ground. Yeah Ive seen this and various other Cropper stuff. What a treasure he is. I could listen to his stories and his music all day long. I missed and forgot Duck Dunn wasnt on bass. Scotty Moore says “That sounds pretty catchy”. Played it 4 times in a row. What a great story. Thanks for that fella. You’ll probably beat me to the punch on a few before this fun is over.
Cropper and Dunn were so closely associated that it’s hard not to assume Dunn was there! Those two were the backbone of some of the greatest R&B songs.
You ever see the Dylan tribute where they backed up Neil Young on “All Along The Watchtower’? It just smokes.
No, but I will see if I can find it!
I have ‘Time Is Tight’ coming up on my own place or should I say site..
When I was thinking about posting Green Onions, I got to thinking about the great instrumentals. There are so many, I may do a weekly feature on my site.
I like that idea. A little Link Wray action.
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