Stax 4424 3-CD set As the house rhythm section at Stax Records

  1. Booker T. & the MGs all but single-handedly shaped the course of Southern soul music in the Sixties. Besides providing solid
  2. consistently creative backing for the Memphis company’s legion of great soul singers
  3. the quartet created a body of instrumental recordings that
  4. in the words of producer/ annotator Rob Bowman
  5. "always exuded a palpable sense of majesty
  6. grace
  7. and dignity." Contained herein are all of the band’s major hits—from "Green Onions" in 1962 to "Melting Pot" in 1971—plus many classic album tracks
  8. rare B-sides
  9. and a cross-section of the reunited group’s work in the Nineties—every selection a masterpiece of timbral nuance and tight timekeeping.