BOOKER T. & THE MG’s – Doin’ Our Thing [1968]

“Eight of the album’s 11 songs are covers, including “Never My Love,””Ode to Billy Joe” and Sonny Bono’s “The Beat Goes On,” which show the MG’s moving in a more streamlined, pop-oriented direction. Here the band’s sound begins to undergo a transformation from its edgier origins toward the smoother, jazzier feel that would characterize their later work, “Expressway to Your Heart” and the title track being cases in point. This is not to say that the MG’s don’t still kick it. “I Can Dig It” and a version of “You Keep Me Hanging On” show the band capable of both go-go grooves and pounding rock.”

Booker T’s 6th slab o’ superfine organ driven R&B instro Soul music. Few originals [I Can Dig It, Doin’ Our Thing, Blue On Green] and lotsa covers ofSoul Survivors, The Association, Sonny Bono, The Coasters, The Supremes etc. Hammond B-3 Dig!  

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