Time Is Tight

Booker T. & The M.G.'s

Time Is Tight
  • CAT # 3SCD-4424-25

    DISC ONE  
    1. Green Onions 2:52
    2. Behave Yourself 3:52
    3. Jellybread 2:27
    4. Home Grown 3:11
    5. Burnt Biscuits 2:16
    6. Chinese Checkers 2:25
    7. Mo' Onions 2:50
    8. Tic-Tac-Toe 2:33
    9. Fannie Mae 2:07
    10. Soul Dressing 2:24
    11. Can't Be Still 1:57
    12. Boot-Leg 2:04
    13. Outrage 2:31
    14. Be My Lady 2:33
    15. My Sweet Potato 2:45
    16. Hip Hug-Her 2:24
    17. Summertime 4:41
    18. Slim Jenkins' Place (A.K.A. Slim Jenkins' Joint) 2:25
    19. Groovin' 2:41
    20. Soul Sanction 2:36
    21. Pigmy 3:55
    22. Booker's Notion 2:25
    23. I Can Dig It 2:41
    24. Expressway (To Your Heart) 3:00
    25. You Don't Love Me 2:47
    26. Never My Love 2:45
    27. Blue On Green 2:26
    28. Ode To Billy Joe 3:59
    DISC TWO  
    1. Soul Limbo 2:23
    2. Heads Or Tails 2:30
    3. Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy 2:59
    4. Hang 'Em High 3:53
    5. Willow Weep For Me 6:55
    6. Over Easy 4:05
    7. Time Is Tight 4:56
    8. Johnny, I Love You 3:05
    9. Lady Madonna 3:32
    10. Mrs. Robinson 3:41
    11. Soul Clap '69 2:40
    12. I've Never Found A Man (A Girl) 2:49
    13. You're All I Need To Get By 3:54
    14. It's Your Thing 3:02
    15. Something 3:33
    16. Sunday Sermon 3:53
    17. McLemore Avenue 1:00
    18. Medley: Sun King / Mean Mr. Mustard / Polythene Pam / She Came In Through The Bathroom Window / I Wa
    19. Chicken Pox 3:30
    20. Melting Pot 3:50
    DISC THREE  
    1. Gotta Serve Somebody 6:28
    2. Lay Lady Lay
    3. MG Party 2:22
    4. Terrible Thing 2:31
    5. Hole In The Wall 2:48
    6. Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay 2:38
    7. Booker's Theme 3:06
    8. Albert's Rap 1:15
    9. Born Under A Bad Sign 3:05
    10. Medley: I'm With You / I Don't Mind / Oh, Baby, Don't You Weep 4:15
    11. Meditation 3:59
    12. Green Onions (Live) 2:48
    13. Sarasota Sunset (Live) 6:18
    14. I've Been Loving You Too Long (Live) 5:33
    15. Hang 'Em High (Live) 3:53
    16. Time Is Tight (Live) 4:54
    17. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay 4:53

As the house rhythm section at Stax Records, Booker T. & the MGs all but single-handedly shaped the course of Southern soul music in the Sixties. Besides providing solid, consistently creative backing for the Memphis company's legion of great soul singers, the quartet created a body of instrumental recordings that, in the words of producer/annotator Rob Bowman, "always exuded a palpable sense of majesty, grace, 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, rare B-sides, and a cross-section of the reunited group's work in the Nineties--every selection a masterpiece of timbral nuance and tight timekeeping.

Booker T. & the MGs are:

Booker T. Jones–organ, piano
Steve Cropper–guitar
Lewie Steinberg or
Donald "Duck" Dunn–bass *
Al Jackson, Jr.–drums (through 1971)

* After November 1964 Lewie is replaced by Duck on bass (Lewie is the bassist on Disc 1, #1-11 and 13, and Disc 3, #3 and 4).

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