Booker T & The MGs / The Mar-Kets

Green Onions / Balboa Blue 7"

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A Side: Booker T & The MGs - Green Onions
B Side: The Mar-Kets - Balboa Blue
Label: Outta Sight
Catalogue #: OSV146
Format: 7" Vinyl
Genre: Northern Soul, 60s Soul, Mod / Club
Release Year: 2015
Condition: New

BOOKER T. & THE M.G.’s will be forever synonymous with the sound of Memphis Soul, as defined by Stax Records for whom they were the house band. In 1962 they made it to No.1 in the R&B Charts and peaked at No.3 in Billboards Hot 100 with “Green Onions”. The classic 12-bar blues anthem features Steve Cropper on a Fender Telecaster and Booker T Jones’ rippling Hammond M3 organ. The ultimate Funk/R&B/Soul instrumental. THE MAR-KETS (later The Marketts) were a California instrumental surf band best rememberd for their 1963 million-selling album Out Of Limits. “Balboa Blue” features on their debut LP Surfer’s Stomp and first appeared on the Northern Soul scene at Manchester’s Twisted Wheel club.

• “Green Onions” is ranked No.183 on Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest songs of all time. It is used extensively on TV and features in American Graffiti, Dragon, Get Shorty, The Sopronos and on the Quadrophenia soundtrack.
• “Balboa Blue” is a West Coast surf classic

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