Song of the Day: Booker T & The MG's, "Hang 'Em High"

Booker T. Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass), and Al Jackson, Jr. (drums) were studio musicians at Stax Records in Memphis and played on hundreds of records by stars like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and Sam & Dave. They also recorded instrumental records on their own and were influential in forming the Southern Soul and Memphis Soul sounds. They placed three records in the top 10, this being the second, reaching #9 on the Hot 100 and #35 on the R&B chart in 1968. This is the main theme for the 1968 movie of the same name that starred Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Ed Begley, and Pat Hingle.

17 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Booker T & The MG's, "Hang 'Em High"

        1. Theaters are not especially handicapped-friendly, and we can’t justify the price. We’ll probably wait for it to hit one of the streaming services. The AJC is not especially happy that it’sw coming out…

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