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Back to Back (Mar-Keys and Booker T album)

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Back to Back (Mar-Keys and Booker T album)

Back To Back
Booker T & The MG's
Released July, 1967
Recorded 1967
Genre Southern soul, instrumental rock
Length 36:54
Label Stax/Atlantic
The Mar-Keys chronology

The Great Memphis Sound
Back To Back
Booker T & The MG's chronology
Hip Hug-Her
Back to Back
Doin' Our Thing
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Back to Back is a live album by The Mar-Keys and Booker T & The MG's, released on Stax Records in 1967. The LP features both groups playing live on the Stax/Volt package tour of Europe. The album peaked at number 98 on the Billboard 200 album chart in the United States.

Track listings

"Philly Dog", "Grab This Thing", and "Last Night" are performed by The Mar-Keys (i.e., Booker T. & the MG's plus the horn section of Wayne Jackson, Joe Arnold and Andrew Love). All other songs are performed by Booker T. & the MG's alone.

Side one

  1. "Green Onions" (Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, Lewis Steinberg, Al Jackson, Jr.) - 4:55
  2. "Red Beans and Rice" (Cropper, Jones, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Jackson) - 1:55
  3. "Tic-Tac-Toe" (Cropper, Jones, Dunn, Jackson) - 2:35
  4. "Hip Hug-Her" (Cropper, Jones, Dunn, Jackson) - 2:51
  5. "Philly Dog" (Rufus Thomas) - 3:14

Side two

  1. "Grab This Thing" (Cropper) - 2:55
  2. "Last Night" (Charles "Packy" Axton, Gilbert Caple, Chips Moman, Herb Newman, Smoochy Smith) - 3:18
  3. "Gimme Some Loving" (Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood, Spencer Davis) - 2:56
  4. "Booker-Loo" (Cropper, Jones, Dunn, Jackson) - 3:18
  5. "Outrage" (Cropper, Steinberg, Jackson) - 2:40


Booker T. & the MG's -

The Mar-Keys - Booker T. & the MG's augmented by:

  • Wayne Jackson - trumpet
  • Joe Arnold - alto saxophone
  • Andrew Love - tenor saxophone


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