2021 SONG DRAFT- ROUND 2 PICK 5- CINCINNATI BABYHEAD SELECTS- ‘GREEN ONIONS’- BOOKER T. AND THE M.G.’S

Booker T. & The Mgs - Green Onions (remastered) (cd) : Target

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”?

46 responses to “2021 SONG DRAFT- ROUND 2 PICK 5- CINCINNATI BABYHEAD SELECTS- ‘GREEN ONIONS’- BOOKER T. AND THE M.G.’S

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. “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…

  5. 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!!!!

  6. 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.

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