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In November 1966.

In November 1966, “Stax” label released “And Now!”, the third Booker T. & the M.G.’s studio album. It was recorded in 1966, at “Stax Recording Studio” in  Memphis, and was produced by Jim Stewart.


  • Steve Cropper– guitar, “strum”, bass
  • Booker T. Jones– organ, guitar, piano, “plunk”
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– electric bass, “thump”, claves
  • Al Jackson, Jr. – drums, “boom”
  • Ronnie Stoots – cover design

Track listing:

  1. My Sweet Potato – Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson, Jr.
  2. Jericho – traditional
  3. No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s In) – Granville Burland
  4. One Mint Julep – Rudy Toombs
  5. In the Midnight Hour – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  6. Summertime – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward
  7. Working in the Coal Mine – Lee Dorsey, Allen Toussaint
  8. Don’t Mess up a Good Thing – Oliver Sain
  9. Think – Lowman Pauling
  10. Taboo – Bob Russell, Margarita Lecuona
  11. Soul Jam – Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson
  12. Sentimental Journey – Les Brown, Bud Green, Ben Homer

In August 1967.

In August 1967, “Stax” label released “Born Under a Bad Sign”, the second Albert King studio album. It was recorded March 1966 – June 1967, at “Stax Studios” in Memphis Tennessee, and was produced by Jim Stewart. In 1985, “Born Under a Bad Sign” was inducted into the “Blues Foundation Hall of Fame” in the “Classics of Blues Recordings” category In 1999, the album received a “Grammy Hall of Fame Award”; in 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 491 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Albert King– lead guitar and vocals
  • Steve Cropper– rhythm guitar
  • Booker T. Jones– organ, piano
  • Isaac Hayes– piano
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass guitar
  • Al Jackson, Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Andrew Love– tenor saxophone
  • Joe Arnold – baritone saxophone, flute

Track listing:

  1. Born Under a Bad Sign – William Bell, Booker T. Jones
  2. Crosscut Saw – R. G. Ford
  3. Kansas City – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  4. Oh, Pretty Woman – C. Williams
  5. Down Don’t Bother Me – Albert King
  6. The Hunter – Booker T. Jones, Carl Wells, Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.
  7. I Almost Lost My Mind – Ivory Joe Hunter
  8. Personal Manager – Albert King, David Porter
  9. Laundromat Blues – Sandy Jones
  10. As the Years Go Passing By – Deadric Malone
  11. The Very Thought of You – Ray Noble

In June 1969.

In June 1969, “Atco” label released “Love Man”, the fourth Otis Redding posthumous album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by Steve Cropper.


  • Andrew Jackson and Joe Arnold – tenor saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson- trumpet
  • Steve Cropper- guitar
  • Booker T. Jonesand Isaac Hayes – organ, piano
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn- bass
  • Al Jackson, Jr.- drums
  • Ron Capone and Jim Stewart- engineer
  • Paul C. Acree Jr. – cover photo
  • Loring Eutemey – design

Track listing:

  1. I’m A Changed Man – Steve Cropper, Otis Redding, Louiella Cullipher
  2. Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher – Gary Jackson, Carl Smith
  3. That’s a Good Idea – Otis Redding
  4. I’ll Let Nothing Separate Us – Otis Redding
  5. Direct Me – Steve Cropper, Otis Redding
  6. Love Man – Otis Redding
  7. Grovin’ Time – Otis Redding, Steve Cropper
  8. Your Feeling is Mine – Otis Redding
  9. Got to Get Myself Together – Otis Redding
  10. Free Me – Otis Redding, Gene Lawson
  11. A Lover’s Question – Brook Benton, Jimmy Williams
  12. Look at That Girl – Randall Stewart, Edward Morris

In June 1967.

In June 1967, “Stax” label released “Hip Hug-Her”, the fifth Booker T.& the M.G.’s studio album. It was recorded February-April 1967, and was produced by Jim Stewart.


  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Booker T. Jones- organ, guitar, keyboards
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn- bass
  • Al Jackson, Jr.- drums

Track listing:

  1. Hip Hug-Her – Steve Cropper,Donald “Duck” Dunn, Al Jackson Jr., Booker T. Jones
  2. Soul Sanction – Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Al Jackson, Booker T. Jones
  3. Get Ready – Smokey Robinson
  4. More – Riz Ortolani,Nino Oliviero
  5. Double or Nothing – Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Al Jackson, Booker T. Jones
  6. Carnaby St. – Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Al Jackson, Booker T. Jones
  7. Slim Jenkins’ Place – Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Al Jackson, Booker T. Jones
  8. Pigmy – Mel Brown, Billy Larkin, Henry Swarn
  9. Groovin’ – Eddie Brigati,Felix Cavaliere
  10. Booker’s Notion – Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Al Jackson, Booker T. Jones
  11. Sunny – Bobby Hebb

In April 1973.

In April 1973, “Hi” label released “Call Me”, the sixth Al Green album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Royal Recording Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Willie Mitchell and Al Green. In 2003, “VH1” TV network ranked it at number 70 on the list of the  “Greatest Albums of All Time”; the same year “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 289 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Al Green – vocals
  • Donna Rhodes – background vocals
  • Sandra Rhodes – background vocals
  • Archie Turner – piano
  • Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Charles Chalmers – background vocals, horn arrangements
  • Howard Grimes– drums
  • Jack Hale, Sr. – trombone
  • Charles Hodges– organ, piano
  • Leroy Hodges– bass
  • Mabon “Teenie” Hodges– guitar
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Ed Logan – tenor saxophone
  • Andrew Love– tenor saxophone
  • The Memphis Strings – strings
  • James Mitchell – baritone saxophone, horn arrangements
  • Bud O’Shea – executive producer
  • Willie Mitchell– engineer
  • Eli Okun – executive producer
  • Cheryl Pawelski– assistant producer
  • Kathy Kinslow – assistant producer
  • Charles Levan – assistant producer
  • Margaret Goldfarb – assistant producer
  • Robert Gordon – liner notes
  • Jim Cummins – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Green; except where noted.

  1. Call Me (Come Back Home) – Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr. Willie Mitchell
  2. Have You Been Making Out O.K.
  3. Stand Up
  4. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank Williams
  5. Your Love Is Like the Morning Sun
  6. Here I Am (Come and Take Me) – Al Green, Teenie Hodges
  7. Funny How Time Slips Away – Willie Nelson
  8. You Ought to Be With Me – Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr. Willie Mitchell
  9. Jesus Is Waiting


In March 1965.


In March 1965, “Stax” label released “Soul Dressing”, the second Booker T. & the M.G.’s album. It was recorded 1963-1964, and was produced by Jim Stewart.


  • Booker T. Jones- organ, bass guitar, electric piano
  • Steve Cropper- guitar
  • Lewis Steinberg- bass guitar
  • Al Jackson, Jr.- drums
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn- bass guitar
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Floyd Newman- baritone saxophone
  • Charles “Packy” Axton- tenor saxophone
  • Marvin Israel- cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Cropper, Al Jackson, Jr., Booker T. Jones, and Lewie Steinberg except where noted.

except for “Outrage”, by Cropper, Jackson, Steinberg, and William Allan, and the Don Covay cover “Mercy Mercy” (Covay/Miller)

  1. Soul Dressing
  2. Tic-Tac-Toe
  3. Big Train
  4. Jellybread
  5. Aw’ Mercy
  6. Outrage – Steve Cropper, Al Jackson, John Lewie Steinberg, William Allan
  7. Night Owl Walk
  8. Chinese Checkers
  9. Home Grown
  10. Mercy Mercy – Don Covay, Ronald Alonzo Miller
  11. Plum Nellie
  12. Can’t Be Still

On March 14, 1969.


On March 14, 1969, “island” label released “Tons of Sobs”, the debut Free album. It was recorded October – December 1968, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens.


  • Andy Fraser– bass guitar
  • Simon Kirke– drums
  • Paul Kossoff– guitar
  • Paul Rodgers– vocals
  • Steve Miller– piano thumping
  • Mike Sida – front cover photograph
  • Richard Bennett Zeff – inside cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Over the Green Hills (Pt. 1) – Paul Rodgers
  2. Worry – Paul Rodgers
  3. Walk in My Shadow – Paul Rodgers
  4. Wild Indian Woman – Paul Rodgers and Andy Fraser
  5. Goin’ Down Slow – James Burke Oden
  6. I’m a Mover – Paul Rodgers, Andy Fraser
  7. The Hunter – Booker T. Jones, Carl Wells, Donald Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr., Steve Cropper
  8. Moonshine – Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff
  9. Sweet Tooth – Paul Rodgers
  10. Over the Green Hills (Pt. 2) – Paul Rodgers