Green Onions 60th Anniversary Edition



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One of the most popular instrumental songs ever, Green Onions started out aa band jam aa demo recording session for rock’n’roll singer Billy Lee Riley with the famed Stax Records house band. Stax label head Jim Stewart liked what he heard and recorded what would become the basis for the band’s debut album.Christened Booker T. and The M.G.s, they released Green Onions with original members Booker T. Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Lewie Steinberg (bass), and Al Jackson Jr. (drums) in October 1962.The title track became a worldwide hit, covered by dozens of artists including the Blues Brothers, the Ventures, the Shadows, Deep Purple, Mongo Santamaria and Count Basie.The deluxe 60th Anniversary Edition of Green Onions release is a 180-gram limited green coloured vinyl similar in hue to the vegetable it celebrates plus a 4-page insert, including band photos, Stax Records ephemera and David Ritz’s new liner notes.


1. Green Onions 
2. Rinky-Dink 
3. I Got A Woman 
4. Mo' Onions 
6. Behave Yourself 
7. Stranger On The Shore
8. Lonely Avenue 
9. One Who Really Loves You
10. I Can't Sit Down 
11. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
12. Comin' Home Baby