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In August 1966.

In August 1966, “Atlantic” label released “The Exciting Wilson Pickett”, the third Wilson Pickett album. It was recorded May 1965 – May 1966, in Memphis, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and was produced by Jerry Wexler, Steve Cropper, Jim Stewart, Rick Hall, and Tom Dowd.

Personnel:

  • Wilson Pickett– vocals
  • Tommy Cogbill, Donald Dunn– bass guitar
  • Steve Cropper, Jimmy Johnson, Chips Moman– guitar
  • Joe Hall, Isaac Hayes, Spooner Oldham– keyboards, piano
  • Roger Hawkins, Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson, Gene “Bowlegs” Miller– trumpet
  • Charles “Packy” Axton, Andrew Love, Charles Chalmers– tenor saxophone
  • Floyd Newman – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Cropper – supervisor
  • Tom Dowd– engineer, supervisor
  • Rick Hall – engineer, supervisor
  • Jim Stewart– engineer, supervisor
  • Haig Adishian – cover design
  • Bob Rolontz– liner notes
  • Scott Galloway – liner notes
  • Nick Samardge – photography
  • Jerry Wexler– supervisor

Track listing:

  1. Land of 1000 Dances – Chris Kenner
  2. Something You Got – Chris Kenner
  3. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd
  4. Barefootin’ – Robert Parker
  5. Mercy Mercy – Don Covay, Ronald Dean Miller
  6. You’re So Fine – Lance Finney, Willie Schofield, Bob West
  7. In the Midnight Hour – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  8. Ninety-nine and a Half (Won’t Do) – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett
  9. Danger Zone – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  10. I’m Drifting – Homer Banks, Pickett, David Porter
  11. It’s All Over – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  12. She’s So Good to Me – Bobby Womack

On October 15, 1966.

On October 15, 1966, “Stax” label released “Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul”, the fifth Otis Redding studio album, and his last solo studio album released before his death. It was recorded May – September 1966, and was produced by Jim Stewart, Booker T. & the MG’s, Isaac Hayes and David Porter.

Personnel:

  • Otis Redding – vocals
  • Booker T. Jones, Isaac Hayes- keyboards, piano, organ
  • Steve Cropper– guitar
  • Donald Dunn– bass guitar
  • Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson, Sammy Coleman, Gene “Bowlegs” Miller– trumpet
  • Gil Caple, Andrew Love, Joe Arnold – tenor saxophone
  • Floyd Newman– baritone saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) – Steve Cropper, Otis Redding
  2. I’m Sick Y’all – Steve Cropper, David Porter, Otis Redding
  3. Tennessee Waltz – Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart
  4. Sweet Lorene – Isaac Hayes, Alvertis Isbell, Otis Redding
  5. Try a Little Tenderness – Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods
  6. Day Tripper – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  7. My Lover’s Prayer – Otis Redding
  8. She Put the Hurt on Me – Otis Redding
  9. Ton of Joy – Otis Redding
  10. You’re Still My Baby – Chuck Willis
  11. Hawg for You – Otis Redding
  12. Love Have Mercy – Isaac Hayes, David Porter

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.

Personnel:

  • 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”.

Personnel:

  • 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 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.

Personnel:

  • 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 March 1965.

soul-dressing

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.

Personnel:

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