As part of the Stax Remasters series, the Concord Music Group has announced the re-release of Booker T & The MG’s’ Green Onions.
The album was originally released in 1962. The reissue will include a full 24-bit remastering, new liner notes by Stax historian Rob Bowman and bonus tracks of the band performing the title track and “Can’t Sit Down” live.
Nick Phillips, producer of the Stax Remasters series, said of the group which long served as the Stax house band, “Beyond ‘Green Onions,’ which was their biggest hit single, there are so many other create songs on this album which Booker T & the MG’s transformed into timeless R&B instrumental classics, like ‘Comin’ Home Baby,’ ‘Twist and Shout’ and Ray Charles’ ‘I Got a Woman.’ No matter what song they started with, by the time they were done with it, it was uniquely and unmistakably their own.”
“Green Onions,” was also recently selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress. The remastered album is set for a July 24 release.