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Don't Call it Jazz features Booker T & The Meters

For this episode of Don’t Call it Jazz, we’re going to check out two of Jon's all time favorite albums, 1967’s Hip Hug Her by Booker T and the MGs, and 1975’s Fire on the Bayou by The Meters.

These two albums have resurfaced for me lately because I put together a quartet for a gig recently for the First Responder’s BBQ sponsored by the Idaho Falls African American Alliance, led by Dave Snell. I was considering what music to play and these two albums surfaced in my head as the perfect summer BBQ accompaniment.

These are groovy and rich funk records. Perfect for the summer. So whatever you’re doing now, crank the volume, roll down the windows, and we’ll dive right in

Booker T and the MGs, Hip Hug Her (1967)

Stax Records

  1. “Hip Hug Her” (2:27)
  2. “Soul Sanction” (2:39)
  3. “Get Ready” (2:51)
  4. “Double or Nothing” (2:56)
  5. “Slim Jenkins Place” (2:27)
  6. “Groovin” (2:44)
  7. “Booker’s Notion” (2:27)
  8. “Sunny” (3:26)

The Meters, Fire on the Bayou (1975)

Reprise Records

  1. “Out in the Country” (3:39)
  2. “Fire on the Bayou” (4:10)
  3. “Love Slip Upon Ya” (4:59)
  4. “They All Ask’d For You” (4:12)
  5. “Can You Do Without” (3:52)
  6. “Running Fast” (1:28)
  7. “Mardi Gras Mambo” (2:39)