Green Onions was Booker T. & the MG’s 1962 debut LP. There’s not a note or a nuance out of place anywhere on this record, which featured 35 of the most exciting minutes of instrumental music in any category that one could purchase in 1962.
Last Night & Do the Pop-Eye combines the Mar-Keys’ first two albums onto one CD. “Last Night” was a great early-’60s instrumental rock hit, and an important one in helping to establish the basic sound of Stax soul music. Do the Pop-Eye was much like Last Night!: functional, simple early-’60s soul-rock instrumentals, prominently featuring sax and organ, and easy to dance to.