Back to Back (The Mar-Keys and Booker T. & the M.G.'s album)

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Back To Back
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Live album by the Mar-Keys and Booker T. & the M.G.'s
Released July, 1967
Recorded 1967; Olympic Theatre, Paris, France
Genre Southern soul, instrumental rock
Length 36:54
Label Stax/Atlantic
Producer Jim Stewart
The Mar-Keys chronology
The Great Memphis Sound
(1966)The Great Memphis Sound1966
Back To Back
Booker T. & the M.G.'s chronology
Hip Hug-Her
(1967) Hip Hug-Her1967
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(1967) Back to Back1967
Doin' Our Thing
(1968) Doin' Our Thing1968
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Review scores
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Back to Back is a live album by the Mar-Keys and Booker T & the M.G.'s, released on Stax Records in 1967. It 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 listing[edit]

"Philly Dog", "Grab This Thing", and "Last Night" are performed by the Mar-Keys (i.e., Booker T. & the M.G.'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 M.G.'s augmented by: