Released: Jan 1965
Label: Rhino Atlantic
It comes down to this: Booker T. & the MGs is the best "band" that ever existed. Backing pretty much every rock 'n' roll singer at one time or another, while bridging the gap between soul and rock, these unparalleled musicians also released absolutely essential original music, crossing racial barriers in the process. "Aw' Mercy" and the title cut are untouchable.