August 15, 2017

The best album I'd never heard until very recently

Turn some mellow Memphis guys loose in New York, add a dash of funk and a sprinkle of Allman Brothers, and you get the driving, energetic "Melting Pot" by Booker T and the MG's.  It was the band's last album.  Bruce Eder at Allmusic reckons that it was also their best "with Jones in particular playing with an almost demonic intensity and range, backed ably by Donald 'Duck' Dunn's rocksteady bass in particular."

"Melting Pot" followed the very different, but also interesting "McLemore Avenue", which is worth a spin next time you're cruising aimlessly through the Mission at moderate speeds.


Blogger VMM said...

What's the album that you heard more recently that you liked better?

August 15, 2017 at 6:20 PM  

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