The MG's (album)

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The MG's
Studio album by The MG's
Released 1973
Recorded 1973
Genre R&B, instrumental rock
Label Stax
Producer Donald "Duck" Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.
The MG's chronology
Melting Pot
The MG's
Union Extended
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The MG's is a 1973 album recorded by the MG's for Stax Records. Both frontman Booker T. Jones and guitarist Steve Cropper were estranged from Stax by 1973. Remaining members Donald "Duck" Dunn and Al Jackson, Jr. recruited Bobby Manuel to replace Cropper and Carson Whitsett to replace Jones.[2]

Billed as "The MG's" since Jones was not involved with the project, the group released two singles, "Sugar Cane" and "Neck Bone". The singles and the album were not commercially successful, but were critically well received.[2] By 1975, Jones and Cropper agreed to reform the original lineup with Jackson and Dunn, but just days before their scheduled reunion, Jackson was murdered at his home in Memphis, Tennessee.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Donald "Duck" Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr., Bobby Manuel, Carson Whitsett; except where indicated

  1. "Sugar Cane" (3:06) (David Madden)
  2. "Neck Bone" (3:25)
  3. "Spare Change" (3:51)
  4. "Leaving The Past" (7:18)
  5. "Left Overs (Bucaramanga)" (2:59) (Luiz, Sainz, Serrano)
  6. "Black Side" (3:57)
  7. "One of a Kind (Love Affair)" (3:21) (Joe Jefferson)
  8. "Frustration" (6:22)



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b Bowman, Rob (1997). Soulsville U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records. New York: Schirmer Trade. p. 302-303. ISBN 0-8256-7284-8
  3. ^ Bowman, Rob. (1997). p. 364