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Continuing with Booker T & The MG’s on an old show from November 2008.
They had a number of hits in the 60’s.
Bassist Steinberg was replaced by Donald “Duck” Dunn in 1965.
The group had its first hit with Booker T playing his signature Hammond B-3 organ in 1967, and it was used in the movie, Barfly.
Now I saw that movie, but it was back when I was drinking myself.
To me, there was no story, it was like going down to my local bar, lol!
They could have just filmed it there!
The band had a successful tour in Europe, known as Hit The Road, Stax.
They played at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and were invited to Woodstock, but didn’t play because Al Jackson was afraid to ride in the helicopter that would bring them in!
Had another # 17 hit in 1968.
And Booker T & MG’s and the Beatles were a mutual admiration society.
I will play the results of that.
They were the house band at Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary, and also for Bob Dylan’s 30th in 1992.
Neil Young asked the group to back him on tour, and they played behind him on his album Are You Passionate?
Have you ever heard Booker T Jones SING?
Well, you will if you give this episode a listen.
I’ll close it all out with their 2nd-biggest hit, a song about something I am reminded of every week.
Hope you enjoy this one, as usual I did doing it!
Here are the links to listen, whilst I still relax and vacation, lol, at Mike Pell Rockollections:

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Comment by Mike Pell on August 6, 2013 at 8:49pm

I've played Knights In Satans Service?

It's not possible.

Not only do I have nothing by them, I've never heard of them!

Is there another Pell out there stealing my thunder, lol?

Comment by Jon on August 5, 2013 at 6:18am

You've played Knights In Satans Service.

Comment by Mike Pell on August 4, 2013 at 8:39pm
No mention of  the Blues Brothers because I didn't remember it from the movie.
It must be pre-1995...and you know what that means, lol!
Time Is Tight was the last song and it should sound familiar because it was a big hit.
You really liked the, umm, organ work on Harrison's Something, but you make it sound dirty.
Do you have an organ?
Don't answer that, lol!
Who the hell are the Knights In Satan's Service?
Don't answer that either, their name sounds like one of those bands I would never play!
Again thanks for taking the time to listen & write,
Comment by Jon on August 3, 2013 at 9:20am

Still no mention of "The Blues Brothers"????

But wait....that last song sounds familiar. Why?

Nice version of the Harrison song. I really liked the, umm, organ work. 

Both these shows were pretty good even without the mention of that movie and were even better without the mention of Knights In Satan's Service!

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