Thursday, September 11, 2014

Booker T. and The MGs - Plum-Nellie

Feel the groove baby. Booker T. and The MGs lay down a nasty beat with their original composition, Plum-Nellie. Steve Cropper opens the number with a scorching Telecaster guitar tone. The kind of tone that will peel the paint off of your walls. An intimidating bass and brassy section gives way to Booker T. Jones and his trademark, sparse organ riffs. Plum-Nellie was the Flip-Side of a great number called Chinese Checkers and was released on Stax Records in June of 1963. 

It's hard to beat this but The Small Faces tried to outdo The MGs when they covered the number more than ably on their 1967 album, From The Beginning. 
 Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!