‘Melting Pot’ by Booker T. & the MGs

Melting Pot’ by Booker T. & the MGs is a studio album released in January 1971 and the last album to feature the group’s classic lineup of Jones, Cropper, Dunnand Jackson.

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Track Listing : 1.Melting Pot (Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald Duck Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.) – 08:15 . 2.Back Home (Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald Duck Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.) – 04:40 . 3.Chicken Pox (Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald Duck Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.) – 03:26 . 4.Fuquawi (Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald Duck Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.) – 03:40 . 5.Kinda Easy Like (Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Lewis Steinber, Al Jackson, Jr.) – 08:43 . 6.Hi Ride (Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald Duck Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.) – 02:36 . 7.L.A. Jazz Song (Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald Duck Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.) – 04:18 . 8.Sunny Monday (Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald Duck Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.) – 04:35

Musicians : Steve Cropper – Guitar . Donald “Duck” Dunn – Bass . Al Jackson, Jr. – Drums . The Pepper Singers – Background Vocals . Booker T. & The Mg’S – Band

Production : Produced By Booker T. & The Mgs . Ron Capone – Engineer . Jay Mesina – Engineer . Jay Messina – Engineer . Rik Pekkonen – Engineer . Gordon Rudd – Engineer . Shelly Yakus – Engineer

Package : George Rodriguez – Photography . Stan Hochstadt – Art Direction . Herb Kole – Art Supervisor

Recorded 1970.

Released January 1971 By Stax Records.

Melting Pot

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Rolling Stone
Eclectic is a word only recently in vogue, but Memphis music has always been eclectic, a melding of the musical and social forces that converge on the town from all sides. […]

Funkmysoul
And you also realise that, of any and everything they did in a long and distinguished career, “Melting Pot” deserved way better than its original weak (on their terms) sales got them. You won’t even mind the one or two legitimately lesser moments, so gripping is the meat of the album. […]

Robert Christgau
A Vegas-jazz (“L.A. Jazz Song” is a title) boop-de-doo chorus upsets the balance of side two pretty badly, but for the first twenty minutes this is unbelievably smooth without ever turning slick. […]

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